Madison College CARES Fund

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During the fall 2020 term, you can make a virtual appointment with our Student Financial Support Services office to discuss the CARES fund. 

Learn more about our health and safety plans for the fall semester. 

Madison College degree or credential seeking students who were impacted by COVID-19, due to a disruption of campus operations, now have access to funding from the Federal government through the CARES Act.  The college received $2,750,035 to support students who are eligible for Title IV aid.  The emergency assistance is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education; no private funding is used for the Madison College CARES federal fund.

Starting with the summer 2020 term, Madison College awarded technology grants to students to support virtual or online learning technology needs.  To identify the neediest students, as required in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund guidelines, the Student Financial Support Services uses the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for selection purposes.  The selection process starts with students with the lowest EFC. 

In addition, and until funds are exhausted, Madison College will assist students with food needs.  This is another category under the HEERF allowance to support students.

How much funding can I receive?

The Madison College CARES funding is available to support students until 2021.  The following maximums apply:

  • $850.00 for eligible technology grant students
  • $500.00 maximum for food needs

Food allowance by household

Research has informed the following maximum food allowances based on household size:

  • 1-2 people                $250
  • 3 or more people      $500

If your demonstrated need includes food, we will connect you with Madison College Student Wellness for additional community food resources.

Who is eligible?

All financial aid students enrolled in degree or credential courses can apply.  First preference will be given to students enrolled in at least six credits.  Noncredit students are ineligible. When requesting money from the CARES Fund, you must provide the following documentation for each expense:

  • Food: verify household members

How do I apply for funds?

Complete the online application and upload the required documentation when prompted. Be prepared to state how COVID-19 has affected you financially.

After you apply

The Madison College Student Financial Support Services staff will review your application. You will be notified via email of your approval or denial.

When will I receive money?

To speed up your payment, we strongly encourage you to arrange for electronic transfer of funds to your bank.

Students with no bank account will be issued a paper check.

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Direct your questions to Student Financial Support Services