MAP Grant Funding Suspends Soon!
Hello my fellow Illinois residents.
If you have not yet turned in your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), now is the time to do so. FAFSA’s need to be completed and submitted by midnight on Saturday, February 21st. As of Sunday, February 22, the MAP grant funding will be suspending for the 2015-2016 school year.
Remember that the FAFSA assists students in getting various forms of need-based financial aid including, but not limited to: loans, work study, and grants. Grants are monies that do not have to be paid back, and are extremely helpful to students who demonstrate financial need. The MAP grant is for Illinois residents only and can provide up to $4,700 per year. Again, if you are an Illinois resident, I strongly encourage you to complete and submit your FAFSA application prior to Sunday, February 22nd so that you may be considered for as many financial awards as possible.
Our Office of Student Financial Aid is a great place to go for questions about need-based aid, so please contact them today if you have any questions about your FAFSA or the MAP grant.