New COVID-19 grant offers students up to $750 in emergency assistance


Food. Rent. Utilities.


The pandemic has caused a lot of financial insecurities for college students, but a new federal grant is providing some help. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act offers up to $750 in emergency funding to Madison College degree students with exceptional financial needs. 


"The need to support our students is more prevalent than ever," said Keyimani Alford, Madison College's Dean of Student Access and Success. "They are struggling to pay rent, buy food, pay for childcare and keep up with utilities because of job loss. The college knows this and has dedicated $8.6 million in emergency aid for the next year to help students with financial challenges." 


Students who completed a FAFSA application will automatically receive the grant money through direct deposit or by check. Those who did not fill out a FAFSA will need to complete a quick five question application. Questions? Call (608) 246-6170.


Meanwhile, the Madison College Foundation is helping students who need emergency funding but did not qualify for the grant. Click here for more information.