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Financial Assistance for Illinois Residents - Illinois Programs

May also be eligible for the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant. This grant is available from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to undergraduate students attending an Illinois college who are enrolled in at least three credit hours of 1000-level or above and/or approved remedial courses. The MAP grant may only be applied to in-district tuition and mandatory fees and does not include class or lab fees. Students applying must list Illinois as their state of legal residence on their FAFSA form to be considered for a MAP grant.

These funds are limited, so students are strongly encouraged to file their FAFSA form early to ensure you are considered for this grant. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.



All students must meet the following general eligibility requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • Have received a high school diploma, GED or pass the Ability to Benefit Test;
  • Be enrolled in classes leading to a U.S. Department of Education approved certificate or degree; (Students may check with the Financial Aid Office if they have questions regarding approved degrees and/or certificates.)
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan;
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress;
  • Have resided in the state of Illinois for at least one year prior to the start of the academic school year. Proof of Illinois residency is required before a MAP grant is awarded. Parent’s of dependent students must also be Illinois residents.

Illinois students also have access to many other types of grants. Simply click on the links below to continue your search.

If you would like more information about the Illinois MAP Grant or any of the other grant progams, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission has a website for your convenience.