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.

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.

Financial Challenges Support

If a student experiences an unforeseen financial expense, emergency funding 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

The following criteria is considered when determining eligibility:

  • Whether you have received emergency funding before
  • Must have a FAFSA completed for the aid year
  • Must be enrolled and attending degree credit classes for the current semester
  • Must not have any outstanding obligations to Madison College
  • What the funding is needed for (see eligible/ineligible expenses below)
  • Be admitted to an eligible program of study*
  • Meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)*
  • Have Pell Grant eligibility for the current semester*

* 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.


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
  • Public transportation/bus pass
  • Child care
  • Gas

Ineligible Expenses:

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

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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.