Paying for College
We are here for you. If you need assistance, you can:
- Request a virtual or in-person appointment with our Financial Aid office
- Contact our Veteran Educational Benefits by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (608.246.6038)
- Reach the Madison College Foundation Office by email (email@example.com) or phone (608.246.6441)
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Madison College's cost per credit is one of the lowest among area colleges and two-year University of Wisconsin campuses. Madison College students save an average of nearly $13,000 a year in tuition and fees.
Even with such affordable tuition costs, we know many students still need additional help. Madison College has many resources to help you afford the quality education you want and deserve.
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Tuition & Fees
There are many different sources of funding that can help you pay for your college education, including federal, state and private funds. Most funds are awarded based on a single free application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get information about financial aid including how to apply and eligibility requirements.
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.
Take advantage of the many scholarship opportunities offered to Madison College students. A scholarship is money awarded for going to school that does not have to be repaid.
Veterans Educational Benefits
If you are a veteran or the spouse, dependent or survivor of a veteran, reservist or member of the National Guard, you may be eligible for federal or state Veteran Educational Benefits. If you have questions on your federal or state educational benefits, contact the Veteran Educational Benefits office.
There are many other financial resources available to you at Madison College including:
- AmeriCorps is for members who complete services and are then eligible for an education award.
- Career & Employment Center (CEC) is available to educate, encourage and support students and alumni through the career development process.
- Credit for Prior Learning is another way to save on tuition costs is to receive college credit for knowledge and skills you have acquired through experience in your chosen career field or in the military.
- Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides services to students with disabilities to obtain, maintain and improve employment.
- Emergency Assistance provides emergency funding for students experiencing an unforeseen financial expense.
- Scholars of Promise is designed to assist eligible high school graduates with their tuition costs.