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MATC Promise for New High School Graduates

By offering free tuition for eligible students, the MATC Promise for New High School Graduates is unlocking opportunity, making college a reality for students who never thought it was possible.

The Promise application window for the high school graduating class of 2019 is now closed, however, graduates can still apply to attend MATC. Visit!

Class of 2019 high school graduates
The application window for 2019 high school graduates is now open! For eligible graduates, the MATC Promise will pay the tuition and program course fees for up to 75 credits, after federal and state financial grant aid has been applied. The cost of books is not covered by the Promise program.

To apply, you must:

  • Apply for MATC admission by February 1, 2019

  • Complete the Promise interest application by February 1, 2019

  • Complete a federal student aid application (FAFSA) by Febuary 1, 2019
    (MATC’s federal school code is 003866)

  • Be eligible for federal Pell grants (your FAFSA will determine this)

  • Earn a 2.0 GPA or higher in the first semester of your senior year

  • Earn a composite ACT score of 16 or above by June 15, 2019

  • Graduate from a high school in the MATC district or live in the MATC district

  • Submit your final high school transcript with graduation date by August 1, 2019

  • Enroll in at least 12 credits at MATC in Fall 2019 (special exceptions may be provided)

The high school Class of 2019 will be the fourth class of MATC Promise for New High School Graduates. First launched in 2015, the MATC Promise was the first program of its kind in Wisconsin.


For More Information:
Call 414-297-6668 or email
More information for: Class of 2018 graduates

The MATC Promise for Adults

Free tuition for eligible students to finish your degree

Both application deadlines have now passed.
Please watch for the next application period later in Spring 2019.


What is the MATC Promise for Adults?

  • The MATC Promise for Adults provides eligible students up to 75 credits of free tuition -- after other scholarships and grants are applied -- to complete an in-demand associate degree.
  • The Promise also provides support to help students stay on track to graduate and connect to a career.

Who is eligible?
Eligible students:

  • Are 24 years or older as of December 31, 2018  and live in the MATC district
  • Have an annual family income of $56,000 or less (based on federal student aid application)
  • Have earned at least six college credits but have not earned an associate or bachelor’s degree -- students must have been out of college for at least two years

Even if you don't qualify for the Promise, we'll work with you to find a path to a degree and an in-demand career.

How do I get started?

  • Complete an MATC application by December 7 (priority) or January 12 (final) -- you’ll get an MATC student ID when the application is complete

  • Complete a Promise interest application by December 7 (priority) or January 12 (final)-- be sure to use your new MATC student ID
    The application deadlines have passed -- application is closed until next application period in Spring 2019

  • Complete the 2018-2019 federal student aid application (FAFSA) at by December 7 (priority) or January 12 (final)

  • Enroll in at least six credits toward an associate degree program linked to a top 50 in-demand career

The following supplemental items are due to MATC Admissions by December 14, 2018 (priority) or January 12, 2019 (final) — contact with questions:

  • Official high school transcripts

  • Placement scores (ACT, SAT or Accuplacer)

  • Official college transcripts


How do I stay in the program?

  • Enroll in at least six credits each fall and spring semester (summer is optional)
  • Earn at least a 2.0 semester GPA and complete 67% of credits attempted in the semester



  • Connect to an in-demand career you’ll love in as little as one to two years and increase your earning potential through our flexible, accessible programs close to you. We also offer a less expensive path to a four-year degree through more than 35 college and university transfer partners
  • Return with confidence: Associate degree graduates earn nearly 20% more each year than those with a high school diploma alone -- and more than 90% of our graduates are employed within six months.
  • Not have an outstanding debt with the college.
  • Learn in small classes led by instructors with industry experience.


2019-2020 MATC Catalog is out now!

The 2019-2020 catalog is your comprehensive guide to the college.

  • General Information
  • Associate Degree/Technical Diploma/Certificate Information
  • Course Descriptions
  • School of Pre-College Education Information
  • And More!
  • View/download the Catalog (pdf)
    NOTE: The catalog is optimized for viewing onscreen in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  If you wish to print it, please note that it is 352 pages.