Financial Aid Office

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Enrollment Services
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6170
FAX: (608) 243-4245


Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Wednesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Monday - Thursday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hours May 14 – August 6
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Extended Hours
June 18 - 19

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Financial Aid

There are many different resources out there to help you pay for your Madison College education. Financial aid is available from the federal government, state government and private sources, and it can come in the form of grants, student loans, or even a part-time job subsidized by the government. You can apply for many of these types of financial aid at the same time using one form called the FAFSA.

To receive all of the aid you are eligible for, it's important to understand the process for identifying and applying for the various kinds of financial aid. Visit the pages linked below to learn everything you need to know about how to apply for financial aid and the different kinds of aid that are available. Please note that you must apply for financial aid each academic year for which you want to receive it.

  • Application Process Button

    The application process walks you through the steps involved in applying for financial aid. This is the best place to start your quest for financial help to pay for college.

  • Book Charge Process Button

    You can use your financial aid award to pay for books and supplies you need for college.

  • Disbursements and Refunds Button

    Find out when and how your financial aid award is distributed and applied to your expenses.

  • Enrollment Status Button

    Most forms of financial aid require you to be enrolled at least half time. Figure out your enrollment status for financial aid purposes.

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Button

    To remain eligible for financial aid, you must meet certain academic standards for grades, completing your courses, and completing your program within a reasonable time frame.

  • Types of Aid Button

    There are many different types of funding to help you pay for your education. Grants are funding that you do not have to pay back. Loans must be paid back with interest. Work study is a part-time job you are paid to perform as part of your financial aid package.