The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) provides Illinois residents with student aid options.
ISAC Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant
This state grant is based on need and provides for payment of tuition and mandatory fees only. To qualify, you must meet ISAC Illinois residency criteria. If Illinois is your legal residence, you will automatically apply for MAP when completing your FAFSA. To have your MAP award calculated, you must list a MAP eligible school as one of your school choices on your FAFSA. The State of Illinois General Assembly determines specific award amounts.
Other Illinois Grants
For more information about state educational funding, please visit www.isac.org
The federal government offers numerous grants to defray the cost of a college education. Unlike a loan, the money you receive as a grant does not have to be repaid.
Federal Pell Grants
Pell Grants award up to $5,645 per year. The actual amount of your grant will depend on your estimated family contribution (as determined by your FAFSA
), your enrollment status (whether you’re full time, part time, or less than part time), and whether you attend school for the full academic year.
If you are ineligible for a Pell Grant, you may qualify for other programs, such as the ISAC Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant, Federal Work-Study, or a loan programs.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
These grants are for students with extreme financial need. Students receiving Federal Pell Grants and who apply for financial aid by the L&C's Financial Aid Office’s priority deadline of June 30, 2011 are given priority. Awards at L&C are $500 per year.