The MATC Promise
for New High
School Graduates.

It’s the alternative to paying college tuition.

Deciding where to go to college is hard enough. The last thing you need to worry about is graduating with crushing student debt. The MATC Promise gives eligible high school graduates the opportunity to earn their degree — TUITION-FREE.

Are You an Adult Who's Started College?

75 Credits Tuition-Free. Zero Excuses to Graduate with Crushing Debt.

The MATC Promise provides eligible high school students up to 75 credits of free tuition – after other scholarships and grants are applied. So, if you are looking for what’s next, trying to find your passion or preparing for a bachelor’s degree, now’s the time to get started.

Welcome to Skillwaukee.

An education from MATC will set you up for the future with programs that can equip you with the skills you need to land an in-demand job, get you started on a bachelor’s degree or help you decide the best path to take. With more than 150+ degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeships, there’s one with your name on it. Graduate knowing what’s next and without worrying about loan bills coming in the mail.

Are You Eligible For FREE TUITION?

  • Pell Grant Eligible (as determined by FAFSA)
  • Earn a 2.0 GPA or higher in junior year or the first semester of senior year
  • Graduate as part of the Class of 2023 from a high school in the MATC District or live in the MATC District
  • Submit final high school transcript with graduation date by
 July 14, 2023
  • Enroll in 6 or more financial aid eligible credits at MATC in Fall 2023 (special
 exceptions may be provided)

Proud to be Milwaukee’s Alternative

High-quality education, free tuition, small class sizes. Oh yeah, we’re the alternative to the way Milwaukee goes to — and pays for — college.


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