Madison College CARES

Emergency funding for students

Madison College CARES Fund

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 for unexpected expenses related to job loss, temporary layoff, coronavirus medical expenses, utilities, housing/rent, or food insecurity. All assistance is paid to the student to provide financial ease. Funding is available to financial aid and non-financial aid students.  Funding for each of these groups varies and has specific criteria that must be met for consideration.


To qualify, students must be able to provide supporting documentation that verifies your COVID-19 related expense and provide a description on how COVID-19 has impacted you.  General eligibility requirements are below.


General Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a degree or credential program student
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (six semester credits)
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Provide supporting documentation or proof of an emergency.


How do I apply for funds?

To apply, select the appropriate status to receive additional information and access the application.

Direct your questions to Student Financial Support Services



  • Set Up E-Refunding

    When more funds are deposited into your student account than the amount you owed to the college, you will receive a refund. Refund checks are mailed to your mailing address on file, unless you have set up e-refunding. E-refunding allows the college to electronically deposit your refund directly into your bank account. Follow the steps below or watch this short video (1:51).

    1. Log into the myMadisonCollege New Portal.
    2. Click the "My Finances" tile.
    3. Select the "Payment & E-Refund" option in the left navigation menu.
    4. Click the "Set Up E-Refund" button. 
    5. Click "Set up Account."
    6. Enter the requested information. Be sure to double-check that the information entered is correct and click "Continue."
    7. Review the information, check the "I Agree" box, and click "Continue."
    8. The eRefunds page will show "Your new ACH refund account has been saved." And you will see the name of your account under "Account Description."

    Note: The timeframe in which you receive your refund depends on the U.S. Postal Service for a paper check, or your bank's policies for e-refunding.

    For questions regarding e-refunding, contact Financial Operations.