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The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is suspending the announcement of 2016-17 Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants for applicants (except dislocated workers*) whose initial 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is received by the Central Processing System on or after Thursday, March 10. MAP awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis for...
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Students who are eligible for Illinois MAP grants must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) within the next few weeks to lock in their eligibility for next school year before funding runs out. The 2016-17 FAFSA opened Jan. 1, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission began receiving FAFSA results Jan. 2 for...
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Attention NIU students: now is the time to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students depending on Illinois’ Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant to help pay for college will need to complete and submit their FAFSA before 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, to be considered for the award during the 2014-15 school...
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We all know that when it comes to financial aid, there are only so many dollars to go around. Financial aid can only offer so much to so many people. Completing your FAFSA early is a sure way to feel accomplished and secure in knowing your financial situation for school next year. But having motivation...
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To assist students in applying for state and federal student aid, Northern Illinois University’s Student Financial Aid Office is offering “FAFSA Fridays” each week during the spring semester from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Swen Parson Hall 245. The free events are open to current and prospective students and are designed to help students...
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In the 2011-12 academic year, 86 percent of undergraduate students at Northern Illinois University received need-based financial aid in the form of state, federal and institutional grants. However, hundreds of thousands of eligible Illinois college students missed out on state financial aid by not completing the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon...
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In Springfield … The Illinois primary elections were held Tuesday, March 20. The elections results can be found on the Illinois Board of Elections website. The Illinois General Assembly was in session Wednesday through Friday of last week. Members of the House of Representatives approved HB 3810 (vote: 95 yes, 25 no, 2 present), introduced by...
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Just like the early onset of summer-like weather and temperatures, the suspension of 2012-13 MAP Grant processing has arrived sooner than anyone expected. Administrators in NIU’s Student Financial Aid Office alerted all undergraduates via email Wednesday, March 14, that the prospect of a suspension was imminent. The email urged students who had not filed the...
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NIU’s Student Financial Aid Office anticipates the production of award notifications within the next week. Illinois colleges and universities have received an announcement from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission regarding an early suspension of Monetary Award Program (MAP) awards. Last year’s suspension date occurred toward the end of March;  an even earlier date is anticipated...
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February marks Financial Aid Awareness Month at Northern Illinois University, with free public events planned throughout the month designed to help students who plan to attend college receive financial aid for the 2012-2013 school year. The highlight of the month is the “FAFSA Fun Fest,” hosted by the NIU Office of Student Financial Aid in...
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Last year, 8,101 NIU undergraduate students received need-based financial aid in the form of state, federal and institutional grants. However, hundreds of thousands of eligible Illinois college students missed out on state financial aid by not completing the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon enough. For this new year, the NIU Office...
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Attention Illinois residents: The deadline for Illinois MAP grant submissions has been extended. Applications for the 2011–2012 FAFSA must be submitted by 10:59 p.m. Friday, March 25, to be considered for Illinois MAP grants. NIU’s School Code is 001737. Tax information requested on the FAFSA may be estimated and updated to actual amounts at a later date. Student...
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