The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has suspended eligibility of MAP Grant awards for 2017-18 for students who file the FAFSA after December 21, 2016. Students who file after this date will no longer be considered for these state-funded grants.
You may have already filed, and if so then your application will be considered and you will receive more detailed financial information from Loyola in the weeks to come. However, if you have not already done so, we encourage you to file your FAFSA (FAFSA.gov) as soon as possible to ensure maximum financial aid consideration.
While we remain hopeful the State will ultimately fund MAP we encourage all Loyola students, regardless of financial need, to engage with advocacy efforts. The student voice is imperative to all efforts in advocating for continued MAP funding. Currently, 2,323 Loyola students receive a MAP Grant. Among all undergraduates, 21 percent have been awarded a MAP Grant this year. Collectively, these MAP awards represent $10.3 million in student financial aid. Learn how you can be an advocate for the MAP program.
The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2016 and will use 2015 tax information. File now to be considered for all financial aid options and be sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA! Contact our office if you have any questions.
We are thrilled to announce the go-live of our new scholarship management system! This new online system will allow our continuing students easy access to apply for all of our institutional and donor-funded scholarships.
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