• State and Federal Grants

    Illinois Grants

    The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) provides Illinois residents with student aid options in addition to federal programs.

    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

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    Federal Grants

    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

    The maximum Pell Grant award is up to $5,920 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 the Federal Direct Student Loan program. 

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

    These grants are for students with extreme financial need. Students who receive Federal Pell Grants and apply for financial aid by the L&C Financial Aid Office’s priority deadline of July 30, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year, are given priority. Awards at L&C are $500 per year.