March 20: FAFSA deadline for 2011-12 Illinois MAP Grants!
Trinity Christian College has just been informed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) that they will be suspending the 2011-12 Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants for all students whose 2011-2012 FAFSA is received after 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011.
If you plan to be enrolled next fall as an undergraduate student at Trinity Christian College or any college or university in the state of Illinois, you must complete your FAFSA by 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, March 20, to be considered for up to $4,718 in state aid. Please note that filing your FAFSA before the deadline does not guarantee that you will receive these funds.
You should be aware that the FAFSA website will be conducting some scheduled maintenance that may cause intermittent outages from 5 a.m. (CDT) on Saturday until 10 a.m. (CDT) Sunday. If you are not able to access the FAFSA website please keep trying. You should have full access on Sunday after 10 a.m. (CDT).
Haven’t filed your 2010 taxes yet?
You can still complete the FAFSA and qualify for the MAP grant. Simply indicate “Will File” on your FAFSA and enter your 2009 tax information. You may update your information when your 2010 taxes are complete.
Is there a separate application for the Illinois MAP grant?
No. When you file the FAFSA, eligibility for the MAP grant will be evaluated without having to file a separate form.
Why was the deadline moved up?
The March 21 suspension date, which is the earliest in MAP history, is the result of an unprecedented number of early applicants.
Does this affect my Spring 2011 semester Illinois MAP grant?
No. If you have been awarded a MAP grant for the Spring 2011 semester, this is not in jeopardy. Trinity expects to receive payment for the Spring 2011 MAP funds from the state of Illinois in the summer of 2011.
Financial Aid Office
Trinity Christian College
6601 W. College Dr.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
www.trnty.edu | 866.874.6463