Financial Aid Office

Truax A1000
Enrollment Center
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.

Closure for disbursement processing:
Closed: Monday, September 11 – Wednesday, September 13
Regular service resumes Thursday, September 14

Counseling Services

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6076

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.

Services are also available at regional campus locations.

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Financial Challenges Support

If a student experiences 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 the student’s 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 is 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

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Requests for Fall 2017 are now closed - the form will re-open Spring 2018.