Districtwide Advising Services

MATC's Districtwide Advising office is a centralized space that supports the following unique student groups : 

  • MATC Promise
    The MATC Promise programs provide free tuition for eligible students. (The cost of books, program fees and equipment is not covered.)

    MATC offers two Promise programs. Launched in 2015, the MATC Promise for New High School Graduates was the first Promise program in Wisconsin. The MATC Promise for Adults, serving those students who started but did not finish college, was launched in 2018.

    New graduates of the GED, HSED and Adult High School programs will be considered members of the MATC Promise for New High School Graduates program, and may begin studies as early as Spring 2022.

    Deadlines, and application and criteria information for both MATC Promise programs are available at the link above.
  • MATC Restart
    MATC ReStart provides a scholarship for eligible returning students to pay off up to $1,500 of a past-due balance owed to the college for items such as tuition, books and other fees. ReStart is breaking down the barriers that stand between you and your dreams of going back to MATC.
  • Community Education
    MATC's Community Education team is committed to fulfilling the college's vision to be the best choice in education where everyone can succeed. We invite you to learn more about how we serve the community we all share.
  • Correctional Education
    Second Chance Pell Program Initiative (SCP): This initiative of the U.S. Department of Education provides up to 12,000 incarcerated students in over 28 states with the opportunity to obtain postsecondary education and training in both academic and career - technical programs. These courses are provided by over 67 different colleges and universities, which mostly consist of both community and technical colleges in more than 100 state and federal prisons.

    Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) was chosen as one of the 67 colleges from across the nation to participate in the SCP Pilot Initiative. An additional 67 colleges and universities were granted the opportunity to participate in the SCP initiative beginning in the spring of 2020.

    Second Chance Program students will need to complete the FAFSA and apply for Pell grants. Qualified students are able to use Pell grants to pay for the tution, fees, and books required by the student's education program.

    The post-secondary education and career training programs will prepare the SCP for in-demand careers. Successful graduates become eligible for skilled jobs and a family-supporting wage.

    From Fall 2017 - present, distance learning and face-to-face courses and programs are offered in the following 15 Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC) adult institutions:
    Columbia, Felmer Chaney, Fox Lake, Green Bay, Jackson, Kettle Moraine, Marshall Sherrar, New Lisbon, Oak Hill, Prairie Du Chien, Racine Correctional, Robert E. Ellsworth, Red Granite, Stanley, and Waupun.

    MATC's Correctional Education program currently offers distance learning courses leading to the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Sciences (AS), Individualized Technical Studies, and Technical Studies JourneyWorker Apprentice degree programs for WIDOC students.
  • PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship
    PepsiCo, Inc. is an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation that has provided MATC with funding to support majors out of STEM, Business/LEAD, and MCT for technical and associate degrees. From the PepsiCo Foundation, students receive a dedicated advisor that supports awarding 3rd party scholarships, emergency funding, and academic success strategies for student retention and degree completion. 
  • Northwestern Mutual Scholars
    Northwestern Mutual has allocated dollars to support a 2-year grant for 9 Southeastern Wisconsin Schools:

    Golda Meir
    Ronald Reagan
    Rufus King
    Carmen Schools of Science & Technology
    Cristo Rey
    Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy
    Hmong American Peace Academy (HAPA)
    Kingdom Prep
    Milwaukee Academy of Science

    Graduates from these schools have a dedicated academic advisor that supports their on-boarding to MATC as well as their progression "to and through" college.

  • College Possible
    College Possible is among the largest nonprofit college access and success organizations in the U.S. We believe that by empowering students to access higher education and thrive through college in the face of broader systemic challenges, we can truly change the world.

    The college degree divide is influenced by race and income, not by talent or interest. We provide a results-driven program that helps students from diverse backgrounds get into college and persist through graduation. This programming is supported by recruiting, training and motivating recent college graduates who serve through AmeriCorps as near-peer coaches.


For More Information

For more information about advising, explore Academic Advising or Career Coaching . Contact your Academic and Career Pathway by email to schedule an advising appointment.  Not sure what pathway your program is in? Use the Pathway locator tool.

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