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8 months ago by Denise Donley

Illinois students who file their FAFSA after Friday will not be considered

Students whose 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid is received on or after Friday, February 28, 2014 will no longer have a chance to receive state funding through the MAP grants.

State officials say the February 28 suspension date is the result of continuing state budget difficulties and an unprecedented number of early applicants.

Julie Porter, John Wood Community College Financial Aid Advisor, says less funding is the case every year.

“The grants are being cut off do to less funding and the number of students applying for the FAFSA has increased as the years go on,” said Porter. “The state is trying to meet as many of those students as they can but unfortunately the deadline is earlier and earlier each year.”

Students who completed and submitted their FAFSA prior to Friday are still eligible for the MPA grants.

According to Porter, MAP grants can be used for tuition, fees, books, etc. She added the grants can be used in addition to any other grants, student loans and/or scholarships.

Porter said a lot of JWCC students use the MAP grants.

“It is good additional funds for students to use and not have to worry about taking out student loans,” said Porter. “With these being taken again, I could potentially see more of our students having to take a little extra to cover the remainder of their costs.”

In the past, Porter said the state has let up a few extra days of eligibility. 

“After submission of grants, the state re-calculates to see if they can any more aid to be granted. That happened last year, and hopefully that’ll be something they can do again this year.” 

Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSAs as soon as possible.


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