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.

All students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will receive emergency funding automatically. FAFSA students do not have to apply.  Students who did not 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.

Students who completed a FAFSA application will automatically be awarded.  If you did not complete the FAFSA, you must complete the Emergency Fund Request form.

Who is eligible for these emergency funds?

We’re required to prioritize students with exceptional need. Madison College considers Pell Grant eligibility, FAFSA completion, and self-certification for awarding and disbursement processes.

You will receive a COVID Impact Grant automatically if you’ve completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Non-FAFSA students must complete a quick Emergency Fund Request Form to receive support.

How much funding can I receive each term?

The grant amounts are as follows: 


Pell Students

  • Fall/Spring term $1500
  • Summer term: $750

Non-Pell or Non-FAFSA

  • Fall/Spring term $1000
  • Summer term: $500

FAFSA Students

Madison College staff will automatically review your eligibility and award you emergency funding based on criteria.

Non-FAFSA Students

If you have not completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), assistance is still available.  Please complete the Emergency Fund Request form for assistance.

How will I receive funding?

Emergency funding is applied automatically via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to your bank account or by paper check to your home address within three to five days of being processed. EFT is our preferred distribution method. Students with no bank account will receive a paper check by mail.  Checks should be cashed or deposited within 14 days of receipt.

When will I receive the money?

Eligibility processes are completed twice a week and takes three (3) to five (5) business days.

Can I receive funding more than once?

Students are able to receive additional emergency assistance after initially receiving support. A second request will allow you to receive additional assistance 30 days after the start of the term or your first request – whichever applies.

If you completed a FAFSA application and your need is for housing, technology, healthcare, childcare or utilities you should complete the Madison College Private Student Emergency Fund application for consideration and meet the information below.  If you are seeking assistance for tuition only, complete the Emergency Fund Request Form.  Documentation may be needed for your second request and funding may be limited due to resources.

Private funding general eligibility requirements include:

  • Be a degree or credential program student
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (six semester credits)
  • Be in good academic standing

If you DID NOT complete a FAFSA application you should complete the Student Emergency Fund Request Form for consideration.

Direct your questions to Student Financial Support Services:
608.246.6170
impactgrant@madisoncollege.edu