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.


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February 20, 2015, 8:23 pm

Hello, what if I have submitted my FAFSA already but need to do corrections with my parents’ and my 2015 taxes?
Thanks in advance!



February 21, 2015, 6:41 am

I submitted a transfer application for summer 2015. And the application have completed on Dec. 30th. Can you give me some information about the admissions notification date since I cannot find any detail for summer transfer.
Thank you




February 23, 2015, 8:43 am

Hi John,

I think that’s a great question for our Financial Aid Office as every student’s situation is a bit different. I encourage you to reach out to them:



February 23, 2015, 8:43 am

Hi Jack,

Transfer students will get their decision no later than mid-April. Please see this page for details:



March 2, 2015, 3:05 pm

Hi John,
I spoke with financial aid office today and they stated that they accept the initial date of FAFSA filing when they consider MAP grants distribution. I hope this is helpful.



March 3, 2015, 11:52 am

Hi Eugene,

I am pleased to hear that you reached out to the Financial Office directly. Glad you found that a helpful resource. 🙂