This is a grant for undergraduate Illinois residents who demonstrate financial need as determined by the information supplied on the FAFSA. Awards are based upon the funds available as determined by the General Assembly of Illinois. However, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission has suspended the announcement of 2015-16 grants to students whose initial FAFSA was received by the federal processor on or after February 15, 2015. This suspension is the result of a combination of limited funding and the high volume of eligible applicants.
The State of Illinois MAP Grant is based on enrollment in 15
semester credit hours. This means that
you will get 100% of your MAP Grant if you are enrolled in 15 hours. If you enroll in less than 15 hours, your MAP
Grant will be prorated based on the number of hours for which you are
enrolled. For example:
semester MAP Grant: $2000
of semester hours: 10
MAP Grant award: 10/15 X $2000 =
More information on the MAP grant program and updates can be found on the Illinois Student Assistance Commission’s website.