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 completion of the Student Emergency Funding Form notification of exceptional need.

All students must apply for assistance.  No student will be automatically awarded.

What students are eligible for Emergency Funding?

All students enrolled in one or more Madison College courses. 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 on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will only be allowed assistance once per term.  Students will not be awarded twice in a term.

Because funding is based on enrollment level, your credits will be checked at the time of awardingIf you add any credits during the term, they will not be considered.  For example, if you submit your form on Tuesday and are enrolled in 10 credits then on Thursday you add another three credits, your emergency funding will be awarded at the 10 credits.  

Enrolled credits and funding amount

  • 12 or more credits = $500
  • 6-11 credits = $250
  • 1-5 credits = $125

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. For students who select “tuition consent” in the form will have funding applied directly to their 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. Because funding is limited, in Summer 2022, 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.

All students must complete the emergency fund request form to be considered. Only one submission is allowed per term.

Request Emergency Funds

Direct your questions to Student Financial Support Services: