For Family & Counselors

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WHY MATC?

More than 30,000 students choose Milwaukee Area Technical College to connect to 170+ affordable, high-quality programs preparing them for a career in as little as one to two years. The college also offers a less expensive path to a four-year degree through 35+ college and university partners. We offer:

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

Read more about why students choose MATC (link).

FOR FAMILY MEMBERS

The faculty and staff at MATC want your student to be successful while at the college. MATC values student success, accountability, collaboration, customer focus, diversity, excellence, innovation and integrity. We have found there are several characteristics that lead to success that you can encourage in your student.
Read more about Characteristics of a Successful Student (link).

Each student that goes to college finds her or his own way to adjust to the new surroundings. College represents freedom, eagerness and anticipation of new experiences. College can also represent some nervousness and anxiety. Students are shifting from a familiar environment to a new, different and unfamiliar environment with different expectations.
Read more about Transitioning to College (link).

Colleges and universities have terms that sometimes are unfamiliar to people new to the school. Learn more are some words and phrases commonly used at MATC.
Read Language/Terms Common to Education (link).

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (referred to as the “Buckley Amendment” or “FERPA”) is designed to protect the confidentiality of the records that educational institutions like MATC maintain on their students, and to give students access to their records to ensure the accuracy of their contents. The Act affords your student certain rights with respect to their education, including their grades.
Read About Privacy of Student Records (link)

 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines are availble on the Cost & Aid Deadlines page and on the MATC Calendar

 

VIsiting the campus

MATC has four campus locations as well as educational centers in the metropolitan Milwaukee area. You can learn more about all of our locations and facilities by visiting the Facilities section within 'Who We Are."(Look for the menu icon icon.)

You can also schedule a guided tour on the Visit MATC page.

 

 

FOR Counselors

VIsiting the campus

MATC has four campus locations as well as educational centers in the metropolitan Milwaukee area. You can learn more about all of our locations and facilities by visiting the Facilities section within 'Who We Are."(Look for the menu icon icon.)

MATC PROMISE

The MATC Promise means free tuition for eligible students. Learn more about this groundbreaking, first in the state program that opens the door to college for students who never thought it was an option. 

Financial Aid

You can find all the necessary information by visting the "Costs, Scholarships & Aid" link in the top menu.
(Look for the menu icon icon.)

Important Dates and Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines are availble on the Cost & Aid Deadlines page and on the MATC Academic Calendar