For Adults

THE MATC PROMISE FOR ADULTS

Priority/LOAN default deadline: December 3, 2021

Final deadline: January 7, 2022

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 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, 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 December 2019 or earlier 

 ☑ COMPLETE THESE STEPS BY THE December 3, 2021 DEADLINE TO HEAR BACK SOONER; January 7, 2022 IS THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR Spring 2022:

  • Apply to MATC at matc.edu/apply. The application fee is now waived for Spring 2022. 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 Spring 2022.
  • 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

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

or attend an MATC Live! session (link)

OFFICE HOURS FOR CONTINUING OR NEWLY ACCEPTED PROMISE STUDENTS

Location: Student Center (S Building), Room S201, Downtown Milwaukee Campus

Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Friday

414-297-6149 or promisesupport@matc.edu 

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