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) II 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, Student Financial Support Services 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.
How much funding can I receive each term?
Emergency funding is available each term to support students until the beginning of Spring 2022 or until funding is depleted. All Madison College students are eligible for assistance and priority is granted to students who have not received funding during the term. All requests are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis each term.
The grant amounts are as follows:
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.
Madison College staff will automatically review your eligibility and award you emergency funding based on criteria.
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 do I apply for funds?
If you are not a FAFSA student, please complete the Emergency Fund Request form for assistance. If you are a FAFSA student and need additional support, please submit the Emergency Funding Request form for consideration.
How do 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 when processed. ETF is our preferred distribution method. We strongly encourage you to arrange for electronic funds transfer to your bank. Students with no bank account will receive a paper check by mail which will delay disbursement. Checks are recommended to be cashed or deposited within 14 days of receipt.
When will I receive money?
Eligibility processes are completed twice a week and takes three (3) to five (5) business days.