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Milwaukee Area Technical College expands its free-tuition Promise program to GED, HSED graduates

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Milwaukee Area Technical College is expanding the MATC Promise program to include new graduates of MATC’s Adult High School and students who have earned GED and HSED credentials, the college announced on Friday.

“We are excited to expand the MATC Promise for New High School Graduates to include a very important population,” said Vicki Martin, president of MATC, in a statement. “Graduates of GED and HSED programs and the MATC Adult High School are often students whose high school experience leads them to want to continue their journey by going on to college. By opening eligibility for the MATC Promise, we are making college tuition free so they can benefit from a family-sustaining career by enrolling in our programs. It also gives us the opportunity to recognize their tremendous achievement and help them move forward in their educational goals.”

The MATC Promise programs provide free tuition for eligible students. (The cost of books, program fees and equipment is not covered.)  Until the announcement today, the Promise program had been available to new high school graduates who meet certain requirements and to adults who have started but haven’t finished college.

This year, 2021-2022 graduates of GED (General Education Development) and HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) programs and MATC’s Adult High School will be eligible to enroll for spring, summer or fall 2022 semesters.

Interested students and community partners can email matcpromise@matc.edu or call 414-297-6668.