Financial Challenges Support
If a student experiences an unexpected financial emergency, emergency funding may be available. An unexpected financial emergency is considered one that, if not resolved quickly, could lead to a student's temporary or permanent departure from the college.
If a student qualifies for emergency funding, the funding will be paid directly to the party owed; therefore, certain documentation must be provided (see list of eligible expenses below). Funds will never be disbursed in cash to a student. Students who have previously received emergency funding may be required to speak with financial aid before being eligible for additional funding.
General Eligibility Criteria
- Must submit a FAFSA (exceptions made for those who are not eligible to apply)
- Must be attending degree credit classes regularly for the current semester
- Must not be on Academic or Financial Aid suspension
- Must provide supporting documentation showing financial need (exceptions may apply for food and gas cards)
- Must have Unmet Financial Need
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.
- Utilities (submit billing statement)
- Housing/Rent (submit rental agreement)
- Medical/Dental (submit billing statement)
- Personal automobile repair (submit bill or invoice)
- Public transportation/bus pass
- Child care (submit billing statement)
- Legal fees
- New automobile
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.