MATC Waives Application Fee as Many Face Financial Challenges

No Application Fee to Start in Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021

Tony Tagliavia Director, Marketing and Communications

May 29, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- In response to financial challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Milwaukee Area Technical College  is waiving the $30 application fee for students who enroll beginning in Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.  

“If you’re experiencing financial challenges, you do not have to put your college and career plans on hold,” MATC President Vicki J. Martin said. “We are waiving the application fee and encouraging students to explore the free-tuition MATC Promise programs for eligible adults and new high school graduates.”

Registration is open now for online summer and fall courses. Future students can apply now -- with no application fee -- at Students who just want to take a class can start the process online as well. To see if you are eligible for Promise programs,  visit Promise applications are due July 17.


Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Nearly 35,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 150 academic programs; transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 35 four-year colleges and universities.  Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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