Program Information

NOTE:  Applications will only be processed when college is in session for the Fall and Spring semesters. The application process will end 3 weeks before the end of each semester. 

Milwaukee Area Technical College provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.


Child Care
Medical/Dental Expenses
Personal Automobile Repairs
Public Transportation/Bus Pass

Books and School Supplies
Car Payments
Entertainment Expenses (cable, internet, etc.)
Legal Fees
Routine Car Maintenance







Note: If you do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements below, please contact the Program Administrator via the contact information at the bottom of this page to discuss your situation.


Emergency grant recipients need to:
  • Be a Federal Pell Grant recipient in the term an emergency grant is requested. (Some exceptions may apply.)

  • Have taken 6 credits in the last 12 months at MATC.

  • Provide some form of documentation of the financial emergency - your college will guide you through this.

You may apply for an emergency grant during a fall or spring semester. You may receive only one emergency grant through this program per academic year.

Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.


Your instructor, counselor, advisor, Financial Aid, or other MATC staff person may refer you to the Emergency Grant Assistance when you inform them that you have an unexpected financial emergency that may prevent you from continuing your education.

Regardless of the source of your referral, you will need to use this online application process in order to apply for an emergency grant.

After the application is submitted, the Emergency Grant Assistance Administrator will review the application and contact you to arrange an interview if you meet the initial criteria.  You will be required to provide documentation of your financial need at the time you submit your application.  You may also be referred to additional resources.  The Emergency Grant Assistance Administrator will approve, partially approve, or deny your application, and will notify you of the decision.

If approved for funding, payment will be made payable to a third party. Payment type will be determined by the college on a case-by-case basis. In most cases, award payments will be available within 5 calendar days from award decision.



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