For Adults

THE MATC PROMISE FOR ADULTS

Ready to get started? Complete the interest form! Learn more about the program — including criteria and the application process — below.

Interest Form

  • Eligible students earn up to 75 credits of free tuition — after other scholarships and grants are applied – to complete an in-demand associate degree or technical diploma. Note: The cost of books, program fees, and equipment are not covered by Promise. 
    View the list of eligible programs (link).
  • Students receive support to stay on track to graduate and connect to a career
  • Get connected to an in-demand career in as little as one to two years — or start a four-year degree
  • Eligible students can continue on to a bachelor's degree through a total of 40+ four-year partner colleges and universities.

To participate you must:

☑ MEET ACADEMIC AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. ELIGIBLE STUDENTS:

  • Are 24 years or older as of December 31, 2022 or are an independent student according to FAFSA and live in the MATC district (all of Milwaukee County, most all of Ozaukee County and small parts of Washington and Waukesha counties; see this map of Wisconsin technical college districts
  • Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $6,500 or less based on federal student aid application (if you are in default on one or more prior student loans, you must apply by the priority deadline)
  • Have earned at least six college credits but have not earned an associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Have last attended college in December 2021 or earlier 

 ☑ COMPLETE THESE STEPS BY THE december 2, 2022 DEADLINE TO HEAR BACK SOONER; january 6, 2023 IS THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR spring 2023:

  • Apply to MATC at matc.edu/apply. Note: MATC now charges a $2 application processing fee. 
    Need waiver for the application fee? Please contact MATC Admissions. You’ll get your MATC student ID number when you’re done!
  • Complete a Promise interest form — and use your new student ID number
  • Apply for Financial Aid at fafsa.gov
    • Complete the 2022-23 FAFSA® to start in Spring 2023
  • Provide Your Official High School and College Transcripts
    Mail to:
    MATC Admissions
    700 West State Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    Or visit the Admissions Center at any MATC campus

 ☑ REGISTER FOR CLASSES:

Enroll in at least six college-level credits linked to a top 50 in-demand career

 

How do I stay in the program?

  • Enroll in at least six credits each Fall and Spring semester
  • Earn at least a 2.0 semester GPA and complete 67% of credits attempted in the semester
  • Complete a FAFSA® annually
  • Continue to meet income requirements

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET STARTED

Visit the MATC Promise Support Office

Location: Student Center (S Building), Room S115, Downtown Milwaukee Campus

Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Friday

414-297-6149 or promisesupport@matc.edu 

Voice mailbox and email inbox are checked daily (normal response time is 24 hours)