Program Information

Contact the Emergency Grant Assistance Administrator with any questions by email or by phone at 414-297-6199.

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
(valid driver's license and proof of insurance required)
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 attended MATC for more than one semester (Some exceptions may apply).
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Provide some form of documentation of the financial emergency - your college will guide you through this. 
You may apply for an emergency grant during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters as long as you are enrolled in said 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 email you at the email address given in your application to discuss the status of your application and any next steps that need to be taken. 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 via email.

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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