Madison College CARES Fund

We are here for you.

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.

With supporting documentation, students enrolled in a degree program can request money from the Madison College CARES Fund to cover one or more of these expenses:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Course materials
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

The funding is meant to cover your cost of attendance (COA), which is the gap between any financial aid you may receive and your education-related expenses, including the essential items listed above.This money is separate from the Madison College Student Emergency Scholarship fund.


How much funding can I receive?

The Madison College CARES Fund will pay up to the maximum amount allotted for your documented needs.

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

  • $1,500 maximum per fall or spring semester
  • $750 maximum for summer semester

Food allowance by household

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

  • 1-2 people                $250
  • 3-4 people                $500
  • 5 or more people      $750

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
  • Housing: signed copy of your complete lease or mortgage statement
  • Course materials: syllabus and itemized list (name and cost) of required materials
  • Technology: itemized list of technology expenses (invoice or electronic estimate / online quote from supplier)
  • Healthcare: copy of recent medical bill from provider
  • Childcare: copy of recent child care invoice


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