Ability To Benefit

What Is the Ability to Benefit Program?

The Ability to Benefit program allows adult learners who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED/HSED) to earn a college degree or technical diploma while they complete their GED or HSED. This program combines learning, financial assistance and support services to help students begin training for a rewarding career faster. Students may even be able to earn their degree and GED/HSED at the same time with little or no cost at all!

You May Be Eligible for the Ability to Benefit Program If You:

  • Do not have a high school credential, or did not graduate from an accredited high school
  • Want to enroll in an eligible MATC career pathway program and apply for financial aid
  • Can demonstrate college readiness by successfully completing the TABE Assessment*

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*To qualify for the Ability to Benefit program, students must meet the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria or the Wisconsin Ability to Benefit state plan. An MATC ATB team member will further review eligibility requirements at the time of application.