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THE MATC PROMISE:
FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES | FOR ADULTS | TO DONATE

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.

Class of 2020
The MATC Promise means free tuition for eligible students.

For eligible Class of 2020 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, program fees and equipment are not covered by the Promise program. 

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 four-year degree through:

  • Promise partnership with Lakeland University
  • Bucky's Tuition Promise at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Guaranteed admission agreements with Marquette University, UW-Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Total of 35+ four-year partner colleges and universities

 

NEW: Summer courses can be covered by the MATC Promise! See below for details.

Eligible students:

  • Are 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 26, 2020 – students who earn a 15 can be eligible by completing a "summer bridge" program
  • Graduate as part of the Class of 2020 from a high school in the MATC District or live in the MATC District
  • Submit final high school transcript with graduation date by June 26, 2020
  • Enroll in at least 12 credits at MATC in Fall 2020 (special exceptions may be provided)


To apply and participate, you must:

  • Complete the Promise interest application by February 7, 2020 
  • Apply for MATC admission by February 7, 2020 at matc.edu/apply 
    For assistance in paying the $30 application fee, please use the promo code HS2020.
    Apply as early as August 1, 2019.
  • Complete a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) by February 7, 2020. (MATC’s federal school code is 003866). The 2020-21 FAFSA becomes available on October 1, 2019
  • 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 higher by June 26, 2020 
  • Graduate as part of the Class of 2020 from a high school in the MATC District or live in the MATC District
  • Submit your final high school transcript with graduation date by June 26, 2020 
  • Enroll in at least 12 credits at MATC in Fall 2020 (special exceptions may be provided)

 

To start in Summer 2020, you must also:

  • Complete a 2019-20 FAFSA by February 7, 2020 (in addition to the 2020-21 FAFSA) if you wish to take courses in Summer 2020
  • Earn a composite ACT score of 16 or higher by March 7, 2020
  • Submit transcript by March 7, 2020 (final transcript must be submitted in summer)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact your MATC high school recruiter at 414-297-6668
   

The MATC Promise for Adults

 

Priority and Summer Start Deadline: April 17, 2020

 

Final Fall Deadline: July 17, 2020
 

Apply now to get started this Summer or Fall!

 

  • 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
  • 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 through our partnerships with 35+ four-year colleges and universities

 

To participate you must:

Meet Academic and Eligibility Requirements. Eligible students:

  • Are 24 years or older as of December 31, 2020 and live in the MATC District
  • Have an estimated family contribution (EFC) of $5,700 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
  • Have been out of college for at least two years
  • Enroll in at least six college-level credits by our financial aid census date toward a program linked to a top 50 in-demand career (http://www.matc.edu/promise/eligible_degrees.cfm)


Complete these steps by the April 17, 2020 deadline to start in Summer 2020 or hear back sooner for Fall 2020; July 17, 2020 is the final deadline for Fall 2020:

  • 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.gov
  • Provide Your Official High School and College Transcripts
    Mail to:
    MATC Admissions
    700 West State Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    Or visit the Welcome Center at any MATC campus

 

Students with a previous loan that is currently in default must apply by the priority deadline -- extra steps are required.

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


Deadline to register for Summer classes is MATC's financial aid census date in June 2020

Deadline to register for Fall classes is MATC's financial aid census date in September 2020

 

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

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
matcpromise@matc.edu or 414-297-6668

 

Check out the 2019-20 MATC Catalog

This catalog is your comprehensive guide to the college.

  • General information
  • Associate Degree/Technical Diploma/Certificate information
  • Course descriptions
  • 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.