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All of the below services are available for free at our college to current students.
Computer Helpis provided to all of our students free of charge. We can help you with BlackBoard, student email, software, and much more. Come in to your campus library, or reach out via email or phone. Help is available seven days a week for most of the year.
Book a Librarian allows you to make a one-on-one appointment with a librarian at your campus for help with research, citations, or technology.
Book a Study Room at the library to work with other students in your own collaborative study space. Our rooms feature large monitors which can be hooked up to your own laptop (or borrow one of ours). Study rooms are also available in some of our Student Achievement Centers.
Tutoringis available at our Student Achievement Centers. See peer or faculty tutors for help with math, science, languages, reading and more. Schedules vary by campus, so check theStudent Achievement Center website for more information.
Brainfuseis an online tutoring service provided to our students by the Libraries and Student Achievement Centers. You can access tutoring help from any location, and all you need is a computer. Help is available in a variety of subjects, and some tutors are available 24/7.
The Writing Centerprovides professional teachers and peer tutors who will review any written assignment for grammar, structure, citations and more to help you achieve a better grade. You can make an appointment online ahead of time when it's convenient for you, or send your paper in electronically.
Student Counseling is available at each of our campus locations. You can see a counselor for career, academic or personal advice.
Advising Servicesare available at every campus, and can help you figure out which classes to take for your program, focus on an area of study, find out more information for transferring and much more.
Student Clubs and Organizationsprovide an important sense of connection for college students. There are a variety of opportunities for current students to join, including the academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa and many other clubs.
The Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Programassists families in paying for child care so parents can go to school or work. Visit their webpage for more information on applying for the program, which is available to low-income families with children under the age of 13.
The City of Madison Child Care Program provides assistance in paying for child care to families living in Madison who are working, going to school or job seeking. This program is available for families who are ineligible for the Wisconsin Shares Child Care program.
Madison College Child and Family Center provides child care for students and staff at the Truax campus location. Check their page for information on enrollment, rates and more. Some scholarships for child care are available to our students.
Youngstar, created by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, provides ratings for all licensed child care providers in the state.
The Wisconsin Head Start Associationcan help you locate a Head Start program in your area. Head Start is a program available for 3-5 year olds which focuses on school readiness, and is provided at no cost to eligible families.
If child care isn't available, see if you can find another student with children. Try swapping babysitting in exchange for study time, studying together while your kids play, or splitting the cost of a babysitter.
Many public libraries offer free story times and other activities for children of a variety of ages. Check out the following links to see what's available in your area.
Emergency Funds are available at certain points in the academic year for students experiencing financial hardship.
Scholarships are available both through Madison College's Foundation, and external groups. See the scholarship webpage or ask an academic advisor for more information.
Financial Aid Support is available for many of our students. This can help cover the cost of classes, textbooks and other expenses. See an academic advisor or view the webpage to fill out your FAFSA, which must be completed each year.
Free software! Students of Madison College are eligible for freeOffice 365 pro plus, which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more. Need help installing? Stop in at the library and we can show you how.
Financial Aid Book Chargeis a service which allows our students to use financial aid funds to pay for textbooks at the bookstore.
Madison College Libraries offer many textbooks to use via our Course Reserves. Use our reserves search tool to see if any of your books are available. Some books may only be used in the library, while others may be taken home for a short loan period. Ask in the library for more details.