Illinois has once again run out of cash earlier than usual for the Monetary Award Program, also known as MAP grants.
City Colleges encouraged students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by early March so that eligible students receive available MAP grants.
Students who didn't apply in time will not receive MAP grant funding for next year, but officials with the City Colleges' financial aid office still recommend that students complete the FAFSA as they will still be eligible for other forms of financial aid. Financial aid officials will help City Colleges students maximize the financial assistance they receive. Full story at ABC 7 Chicago