Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
To determine your eligibility for grants, loans and work study, you must complete the FAFSA each academic year. The FAFSA is available each year on October 1. You must first create an FSA ID to complete the application. Some types of aid are awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as you can. Madison College has a priority deadline of April 15 to allow adequate time for processing before the academic year begins. Before beginning the FAFSA, please review the basic eligibility criteria for receiving federal financial aid.
Beginning October 1, 2018, two FAFSA aid years will be available. For aid eligibility, it’s important to complete the correct application. To receive aid for the 2018-19 academic year (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019) students are encouraged to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA using 2016 income.
Student should complete the 2019-20 FAFSA, using 2017 income and tax information, if your first term at Madison College will be the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020.
Online: For help filling out the FAFSA, you can use our step by step tutorial or watch Federal Student Aid's video on How to Fill Out the FAFSA.
Workshops: Madison College offers free FAFSA workshops for prospective and current students throughout the year. If you require assistance with completing the application, Master Promissory Note (MPN), or Entrance Loan Counseling, register now. All workshops require advance registration and are held at the Truax campus.
REGISTER FOR A FAFSA WORKSHOP