Friday – January 19, 2018

MATC Commit to Complete: Entrance criteria | November 2017

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Live or work in 53206 ZIP code
  • Complete the Commit to Complete application by January 5, 2018
  • Apply for MATC Admission by January 5, 2018 to start classes in the Spring 2018 semester (beginning January 16). Students may also begin classes in Summer 2018 or Fall 2018
  • Complete financial aid application FAFSA by January 5, 2018
  • Submit these supplemental items by January 10, 2018:
    Official high school transcript or equivalent (should include graduation date), college transcript(s), testing results for placement purposes (if required)
  • Meet federal Pell grant eligibility and have independent status
  • Must not have attended college in 2 years prior to applying to program
  • Must have not already earned an associate degree (A.A.S.) or higher degree
  • Must have the equivalent of 24 college credits taken at accredited institutions with an average 2.0 cumulative GPA*
  • Early Childhood education degree candidates must have the equivalent of 12 college credits taken at accredited institutions with an average 2.0 cumulative GPA**
  • Must enroll in a program tied to a high-wage, in-demand career
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits (up to 15) in the Spring 2018 semester (for students starting in spring) as of the financial aid census date when grants/scholarship award funds are disbursed

*If you have 18 college credits and experience in the workplace, military or government, you may be able to receive up to 6 credits for prior learning to meet the minimum required for this grant.

**If you have 6 college credits and experience in the workplace, military or government, you may be able to receive up to 6 credits for prior learning to meet the minimum required for this grant.

 

Continuation Criteria

Students must meet the following criteria to continue to receive the grant:

  • Maintain continuous enrollment at  a minimum of 6 credits (up to 15)*
  • Maintain good academic standing (2.0 GPA and 67% course completion per term)
  • Continue to meet Pell grant eligibility
  • Submit official college transcript(s) by the end of the student's first semester
  • Optional: participate in College Success module/workshop/course

While not required, participation in a College Success module, workshop or course may substantially increase the likelihood that you complete your degree.

 

*Continuous enrollment is measured at Fall and Spring terms only. Funding is available for Summer and Winter terms. If continuous enrollment is broken, the student will need to reapply for the grant.