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Why do 30,000+ students choose MATC?

200 affordable, high-quality programs preparing you for a career in as little as 1-2 years

A less expensive path to a four-year degree through 35+ college and university partners

  • Hands-on learning led by instructors with industry experience
  • Small class sizes
  • Daytime, evening and online options
  • Accelerated course options
  • Campus life including student groups, athletics and housing opportunities
  • Child care available to students


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The MATC Promise: Free tuition for eligible students

By offering free tuition for eligible students, the MATC Promise for New High School Graduates is unlocking opportunity, making college a reality for students who never thought it was possible. The Promise application window for the high school graduating class of 2019 is now closed, however, graduates can still apply to attend MATC. Click 'apply now' at the top or bottom of the page! 


Both application deadlines have now passed.
Please watch for the next application period later in Spring 2019.


What is the MATC Promise for Adults?

  • The MATC Promise for Adults provides eligible students up to 75 credits of free tuition -- after other scholarships and grants are applied -- to complete an in-demand associate degree.
  • The Promise also provides support to help students stay on track to graduate and connect to a career.

Who is eligible?
Eligible students:

  • Are 24 years or older as of December 31, 2018  and live in the MATC district
  • Have an annual family income of $56,000 or less (based on federal student aid application)
  • Have earned at least six college credits but have not earned an associate or bachelor’s degree -- students must have been out of college for at least two years

Even if you don't qualify for the Promise, we'll work with you to find a path to a degree and an in-demand career.

How do I get started?

  • Complete an MATC application by December 7 (priority) or January 12 (final) -- you’ll get an MATC student ID when the application is complete

  • Complete a Promise interest application by December 7 (priority) or January 12 (final)-- be sure to use your new MATC student ID
    The deadlines have passed -- application is closed until next application period in Spring 2019

  • Complete the 2018-2019 federal student aid application (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov by December 7 (priority) or January 12 (final)

  • Enroll in at least six credits toward an associate degree program linked to a top 50 in-demand career

More details are at matc.edu/promise

Choose Your Pathway

Our 200 high-quality academic programs are organized into 15 Career Pathways:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing Sales & Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Connect with us

Visit an MATC Welcome Center for in-person assistance!

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
700 W. State Street
Room S115
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mequon Campus
5555 W. Highland Road
Room A110

Oak Creek Campus
6665 S. Howell Avenue
Room A106

West Allis Campus
1200 S. 71st Street
Room 114

Our graduates succeed

  • 89+% grads employed within 6 months
  • $45,641 average starting salary for associate degree grads
  • Guaranteed transfer options: UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Marquette & more
  • Our JobShop connects graduates to careers