Emergency Funding - Financial Challenges Form

**Emergency Funding is no longer available. Funding may become available again during the Fall 2016 semester.**

If a student experiences an unforeseen financial expense, emergency funding may be available. An unforeseen expense is considered one that, if not resolved quickly, could lead to the student’s temporary or permanent departure from the college.

Students who have already been granted emergency funding are not eligible to submit another request. Funding is only available during the fall or spring semester.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 degree credit hours during the academic semester 
  • Completed 6 credit hours of study at Madison College
  • Be admitted to an eligible program of study and enrolled in classes required for graduation
  • Have Pell Grant eligibility in the term for which the funding is requested

Eligible Expenses:

  • Utilities
  • Housing/Rent
  • Food/Meals
  • Medical/Dental expenses
  • Personal automobile expenses
  • Public transportation/bus pass
  • Child care
  • Gas

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books
  • Legal fees
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Entertainment expenses


After completing the Financial Challenges Form below, the results will be sent to the Emergency Funding Processor for review. The student will be notified via email within 48 hours about next steps which may include meeting with a Madison College Counselor to discuss the situation and connect with community resources.