Madison College Student Emergency Funding

Madison College Student Emergency Funding

Madison College understands that many of our students are experiencing financial challenges due to COVID-19. The College has assistance available to students who encounter emergencies that threaten their academic success due to the inability to cover basic or educational needs.

We are here to help. Assistance is available if you are currently enrolled at Madison College. Funding may vary based on eligibility or availability. Please review the information to understand how to receive support.

Madison College COVID Impact Grant

The COVID Impact grant is emergency funding assistance through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSSA) or American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). You may use funding for any component of your cost of attendance (COA) or emergency related expense due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Institutions who receive HEERF funds must prioritize students with exceptional need ensuring assistance for COA or emergency related expenses. To identify students with exceptional need, as required in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund regulations, Madison College considers Pell Grant eligibility, FAFSA completion and self-identification for awarding and disbursement processes.

FAFSA students do not have to apply.  Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 aid year and are in an eligible program will receive emergency funding automatically.  Students who do not or are not eligible to complete a FAFSA application and need support, must submit an Emergency Funding Request Form below.

What students are eligible for Emergency Funding?

All Madison College students enrolled in one or more credits.  This includes degree, certificate, continuing education, non-credit, non-degree, dual enrollment, and qualified aliens, as defined within 8 U.S.C. section 1641 (including refugees and persons granted asylum), DACA, undocumented, and international students.

How much funding can I receive each term?

Funding is limited and based on the needs of all eligible students.  Therefore, amounts change from semester to semester. 

For Spring 2022, the grant amounts are as follows:

  • Pell Students: $750.00
  • Non-Pell or Non-FAFSA : $500.00

How will I receive funding?

The preferred method of disbursing emergency funding is by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).  Those who have signed up for EFT will have funding automatically disbursed to your bank account.  Students who do not have a bank account or does not sign up for EFT will have a paper check mailed to your home address within 7-10 days of being processed. It is your responsibility to ensure the address is correct in your student account. 

If I receive a check, how long do I have to cash it?

Emergency funding is created to support an immediate need.  Therefore, checks should be cashed or deposited within 14 days of receipt.  After 30 days, if a check is not cashed, it may be rescinded and given to another student in need. Checks will not be reissued if uncashed.

Can I receive funding more than once?

No. For Spring 2022, because funding is limited, students cannot receive support more than once. The college wants to ensure all students in need have access to support.  Other support programs like the Madison College Cupboard or Community Resources might be available. You can email for additional information.

The Spring 2022 Emergency Fund Request application form is now closed. The application will reopen on May 31, 2022 for students enrolled in summer classes. 

Direct your questions to Student Financial Support Services: