For Adults

THE MATC PROMISE FOR ADULTS

Priority/summer start/LOAN default deadline: Monday, May 3, 2021

Final deadline: Monday, August 2, 2021

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. See matc.edu/promise for eligible programs.
  • 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 35+ 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, 2021 and live in the MATC district
  • 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 May 2019 or earlier 

 ☑ COMPLETE THESE STEPS BY THE MAY 3, 2021 DEADLINE TO HEAR BACK SOONER OR TO START IN SUMMER; AUGUST 2, 2021 IS THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR FALL 2021:

  • Apply to MATC at matc.edu/apply. Use the promo code Matc! if you want to pay your application fee at a later date. 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.govComplete the 2021-22 FAFSA to start in Fall 2021. If you want to start in Summer 2021, you must also complete the 2020-21 FAFSA.
  • 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

Deadline to register for Summer and Fall classes is MATC's final financial aid census date in each term.

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

Contact an MATC recruiter414-297-6668 or matcpromise@matc.edu

or attend an MATC Live! session (link)

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR CONTINUING OR NEWLY ACCEPTED PROMISE STUDENTS

Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

414-297-6149 or promisesupport@matc.edu 

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