• State and Federal Grants

    Illinois Grants

    The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) provides Illinois residents with student aid options to assist with tuition costs.

    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 you are a legal resident of Illinois and you list Lewis and Clark Community College on your FAFSA, the MAP grant application is automatically included. 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 $6,495 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.

    Students who have used 100% of their Pell Grant award during the Fall and Spring terms may be eligible for additional Pell Grant funds during the Summer. Please talk to your Financial Aid advisors for more details.

    If you are ineligible for a Pell Grant, you still 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 the most financial need as determined by their FAFSA. Students who receive Federal Pell Grants, apply for financial aid by the L&C Financial Aid Office’s priority deadline of July 31, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year and are enrolled part-time or more, are given initial priority. Awards at L&C are $500 per year.