Financial Aid

Financial Aid




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MATC offers help to complete the 2023-24 FAFSA. No registration required and bilingual assistance available.

Financial Aid Assistance

2023-2024 FAFSA Completion: It's not too late to apply for financial aid for the 2023-2024 academic year (August 2023 - August 2024)

Admissions Center FAFSA Assistance Available Daily on each campus

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Education sponsors the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC). The FSAIC operates a toll-free hotline to answer questions about federal student aid, the FSA ID and the FAFSA. The FSAIC can be reached by calling 1-800-433-3243.

Filling out the FAFSA is a critical first step in receiving Federal student aid (including grants, loans and work study) for each academic year. Because FAFSA funds are distributed on a first -come, first- serve basis you will want to complete the form as soon as possible. Once you submit the FAFSA, it generally takes 3-7 days for your information to be imported into the MATC Financial Aid data system.

The MATC Financial Aid office assists students by awarding financial aid to help pay education-related expenses. Financial aid is available from federal, state, and private resources.

Below are three short videos to assist with the step-by-step process of creating and using your account, completing the 2023-24 FAFSA, and completing the 2024-25 FAFSA. The 2023-24 FAFSA should be completed for students who want to receive financial aid for the spring or summer 2024 semesters. The 2024-25 FAFSA should be completed for students who want to receive financial aid for the fall 2024, spring 2025, or summer 2025 semesters.

The MATC Federal School Code is 003866

The MATC Financial Aid office assists students by awarding financial aid to help pay education-related expenses. Financial aid is available from federal, state, and private resources. There are four primary types of financial aid programs: grants, scholarships, loans and federal work-study.

  • Scholarships are free money you will not have to pay back.
  • Grants are free money you will not have to pay back.
  • Loans are money you will have to pay back.
  • Federal work-study is money you will not have to pay back. You earn federal work-study money by working a job approved through the MATC CareerHub. You can use this earned money to help pay for your education-related expenses.

Contacting Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is staffed with dedicated individuals here to assist you with financial aid process. Please see the details below on how to contact us.

Office Hours:
Monday: 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
(Note that hours are subject to change without notice)

414-297- 6282


In Person:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
700 West State Street, Room S115

Mequon Campus
5555 West Highland Road, Welcome Center, Room A110

Oak Creek Campus
6665 South Howell Avenue, Welcome Center, Room A106

West Allis Campus
1200 South 71st Street, Welcome Center, Room 120

Via Mail:
Financial Aid Office
700 West State Street, Room S101
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443

Eligibility Requirements

Determining Your Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants for most types of financial aid must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen
  • Must be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male
  • Must be enrolled an accepted for enrollment in an eligible Associate Degree or Technical Diploma
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (for most financial aid funds)
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Must be taking courses required to complete degree program requirements to be financial aid eligible.
  • Must not be in default on a federal student loan and not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Must not have been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drugs

How to Apply

The instruction sheet below has step by step directions on the financial aid application process as well as important information to remember throughout the application process.


View/Print the 2023-24 Financial Aid Information Document

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View/Print the 2022-23 Financial Aid Information document 

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Understanding Your Award

Once your financial aid package is determined, an award letter is sent to your student email. There are many different types of aid (grants, loans, and work study) awarded, and most are based on your Cost of Attendance and your financial need.

To check the status of your financial aid award and to view your award:

  • Go to
  • Select Infonline from the quick links 
  • Under Financial Aid heading- select award letter

Your Award: Once you are awarded your official award letter will be sent to your MATC email account. Your award is based on full-time status of 12 college credits.  Award amount are subject to change based on your enrollment status.

Financial Aid - Cost of Attendance

What is cost of attendance?

Financial Aid Award Estimate

Net Price Calculator 2019-20
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) provides this Net Price Calculator as a tool for early financial planning for college. The calculator is an approximation of federal and state aid eligibility for students that plan to attend MATC. This is for your information only and it is not an application for financial aid.

Many factors are considered when awarding financial aid to students including, but not limited to deadlines, federal and state funding levels, and family financial circumstances. This calculator provides an estimate and it may not incorporate all possible awarding considerations. For example, scholarships that a student receives are not factored into this calculation or funding may become exhausted at certain times of the year and this could impact the cost of education.

A key component to determining aid is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Each year that you wish to be considered for financial aid, students/families will complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the FAFSA is processed by the federal government, they calculate what they feel the family can pay toward college education for the year.

Use your EFC in the Net Price Calculator (NPC) and remaining information to estimate your award.

Important Points

  1. This is an ESTIMATE and not your actual Financial Aid Award
  2. Do not use EFC of 0 (zero) unless the calculator states you should use 0 (zero)

➢  Net Price Calculator

How Financial Aid is Disbursed to Your MATC Student Account

At MATC all financial aid grants, scholarships and loans will be disbursed to your student account starting the fifth week of the semester. If you are a new student at MATC, receiving a loan for the first time at MATC, you must have completed your Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note before any loan funds will be sent to MATC.

You can access Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note here.

Your financial aid will not be disbursed before classes start.
We realize that having your books the first day of classes is vital to your academic success. You may be eligible to receive a book deferment if the MATC Financial Aid office has received your FAFSA and your financial aid has been awarded for the semester, or you have submitted all required financial aid documents to the MATC Financial Aid office. You are not eligible for a book deferment if your FAFSA has not been received. You can access the last date to purchase books on deferment by reviewing the Dates of Importance here.

It is for these reasons that it is important for you to complete your FAFSA application as early as possible to ensure that your financial aid has been awarded, so that you can get a book deferment and purchase books for your first day of classes.

You can access the financial aid disbursement dates by reviewing the Dates of Importance here.

You can view the amount of financial aid that you were awarded by going to MyMATC here.

Are You Eligible to Receive a Financial Aid Refund?
Once your financial aid funds have been disbursed to your MATC student account, all charges that you have incurred at MATC will be deducted. These charges may include tuition, fees, book deferments, and other charges that you may have incurred. Any financial aid funds that are remaining after all of your charges have been paid are processed via BankMobile in accordance with your chosen refund preference.

If you are eligible to receive a financial aid refund, the financial aid refund will be processed via BankMobile one (1) week after the financial aid has been disbursed to your MATC student account. You should be able to view your refund activity in the MATC Self-Service portal in Student Finance under Account Activity.

Tuition and Fee Information

Federal Regulations That May Affect Your Financial Aid

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 was signed into law. This legislation impacts federal financial aid programs and student financial aid eligibility.

  • The new law also reduces the duration of a student's Pell grant eligibility to a 12-semester lifetime limit. Students who have received Pell grant funds for the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters will not be eligible to receive this grant for future semesters. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more credits per semester.

Please refer to your FAFSA Student Aid Report for your lifetime Pell grant status. If you are awarded Pell grant funds and later found to have exceeded the lifetime limit, the award will be canceled and you will be responsible for any charges.

Repeated Coursework

Federal regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive financial aid for that course.

  • A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time.
  • If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, a recalculation of aid is done to exclude the credits for the repeated course. This rule applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.

The 150% Rule

When you receive financial aid, you are subject to the 150% Rule. This rule means that if you attempt more than 150% of the credit hours needed to graduate from your program of study, you will not continue to receive financial aid. If you exceed 150% in any one program, you will not be eligible to continue to receive financial aid. All of the credits that you have ever taken at MATC or transferred to MATC, whether financial aid was used or not, are counted in this 150% rule calculation. If you have changed programs of study, all credits that you have ever taken at MATC or transferred to MATC are counted, whether they can be counted toward the credits you need to complete your program of study or not.

Once the MATC financial aid office becomes aware that a student cannot mathematically complete their program within the 150% time frame, the student's financial aid will be suspended.

Federal Student Loans

Milwaukee Area Technical College participates in the William D. Ford Direct Lending Program.

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits to be eligible for student loans.

Students who have not previously received a loan from MATC and are requesting a loan must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN). If you do not complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, your loan funds will not be applied to your account.

You may complete Online Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note at



Many scholarships are also available. Please click on "Scholarships" on the left margin of this page and/or contact the Financial Aid Office for scholarship information.

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