Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant

The Illinois MAP Grant is available from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to Illinois residents who attend approved colleges in Illinois.

To be eligible, students must demonstrate financial aid, based on the information provided on the FAFSA.

Award amounts may vary for each academic year and are subject to fund availability. Use the MAP Estimator to estimate the amount of your MAP award you may receive.

Eligibility Requirements #


  1. Be a resident of Illinois and U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be an undergraduate student who has not earned a baccalaureate degree
  3. Be enrolled for a minimum of three credit hours in a degree or certificate program at an approved Illinois college or university 1
  4. Not exceeded the equivalent of 135 semester credit hours of MAP benefits paid
  5. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA

How to Apply? #


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as the application for the MAP Grant. Each student who reports Illinois as his/her state of legal residence automatically applies for MAP when completing the FAFSA annually.

If you are eligible, an estimated MAP grant will appear on your financial aid award letter from your college.

As funding for the MAP grant is limited, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible after October 1.

  1. 2020-21 Monetary Award Program (MAP) Approved Illinois Schools.