Financial Aid Office

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Enrollment Services
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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

Upcoming Service Hours

  • Saturday, Jan. 12: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15: CLOSED 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., open 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 21: CLOSED for MLK Day
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Thursday, Jan. 24: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 25: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • 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.

Counseling Services

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6076

Limited Service Hours

  • February 15: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Regular Service Hours

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Services are also available at regional campus locations.

Financial Challenges Support

If you experience an unforeseen financial expense, emergency funding up to $500 may be available. An unforeseen expense is considered one that, if not resolved quickly, could lead to your temporary or permanent departure from the college. Funding is only available during the fall or spring semester.

Eligibility Criteria

There are multiple sources of emergency funding. Each source has different requirements and all sources of funding are taken into consideration when reviewing your request. The following criteria are considered when determining eligibility:

  • Receipt of emergency funding before
  • FAFSA completion for the aid year
  • Enrollment and attendance in degree credit classes for the current semester
  • Outstanding obligations to Madison College
  • Requested expenses to be paid (see eligible/ineligible expenses below)
  • Program of study
  • Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status
  • Pell Grant eligibility for the current semester


After you complete the Financial Challenges Form below, results are sent to the Emergency Funding Processor for review. You will be notified via your student email within 48 hours about next steps. These may include meeting with a Madison College counselor to discuss the situation and connect with community resources.

Eligible Expenses:

  • Utilities
  • Housing/Rent
  • Food/Meals
  • Medical/Dental
  • Personal automobile repair
  • Public transportation/bus pass
  • Child care
  • Gas

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books
  • Legal fees
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Entertainment

Support Services are always available to you. You can connect with a Counselor to discuss your situation, create a financial plan or learn about community resources. Call (608) 246.6076 to schedule an appointment.

Student Information
Aid Information
If you have received emergency funding before you will not be eligible to receive it a second time.
Explain why you are seeking emergency funding at this time and indicate whether your situation is preventing you from successfully continuing in your classes.