Illinois hasn't set aside any money to pay for the MAP grants that help poor students go to college. Students should still hurry to fill out financial aid forms.
The FAFSA sounds like a mouthful. Lynne Baker with the Illinois' Student Assistance Commission says, It's actually, "The Free Application For Federal Student Aid."
It’s a federal form, but one students need to submit in order to qualify for state programs too, like the Monetary Award Program.