MAP grants http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Program For Needy Students Runs Out Of Money http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-program-needy-students-runs-out-money <p>Illinois has once again run out money to help needy students go to college. The cutoff to be considered for a MAP grant expired over the weekend.</p><p>If students didn't have their financial aid application in by Friday, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission says it probably won't have enough money to give them a Monetary Award Program, or MAP Grant.</p><p>Commission spokesman John Samuels, says March 1 is the earliest the state has run out of money for the program.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:51:04 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 9849 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Program For Needy Students Runs Out Of Money Illinois runs out of MAP grant cash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-runs-out-map-grant-cash <p>The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has&nbsp;some bad news for college students looking for help paying tuition&nbsp;bills.</p><p>The agency has run out of cash for the Monetary Award Program,&nbsp;or MAP grants.</p><p>The <a href="http://trib.in/GCQbQ1 ">Chicago Tribune&nbsp;reports</a> that those&nbsp;grants are the primary source of need-based financial aid, and the&nbsp;scholarship money is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.</p><p>This year, Illinois is on track to receive a record number of&nbsp;applications for the program.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:56:17 +0000 The Associated Press 3319 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois runs out of MAP grant cash