Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid - RISE Act
The Retention of Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) Act allows qualifying undocumented students and transgender students who were otherwise ineligible from federal financial aid to apply for all forms of State financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a pathway for these qualified students to apply for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, the State's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students.
When completing the Alternative Application for the Fall 2021 or the Spring 2022 terms, make sure to select the award year 2021-2022.
If you have already completed the application, send an email including your name and MCC ID to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Alternative Application Completed.
If you're having trouble completing the application or would like more information regarding the application, send an email including your name, telephone number, and best contact method to email@example.com with the subject line: Alternative Application Help.