Lakeland University's innovative partnership with Milwaukee Area Technical College provides several unique higher-education options for students.
Do you have Milwaukee Area Technical College credits?
Interested in earning a bachelor's degree? Whether you've completed an associate's degree, or just took classes, you are able to transfer credits to Lakeland University and be well on your way. Some students have earned enough credits to start as a junior. Continue with your original degree choice, or move into something new. Our academic counselors will work with you to understand your goals and the best path to achieve them.
When you enroll at Lakeland, you'll get:
- Up to 90 credits in transfer if you attended a four-year institution
- Up to 72 credits in transfer from a two-year institution
- The most flexible education possible through BlendEd
- Affordable tuition and access to financial aid
- Supportive Lakeland advisors to aid you in your career goals and individualized academic plans
- Much more!
Are you a current Milwaukee Area Technical College student?
Milwaukee Area Technical College and Lakeland University have formed an innovative partnership that provides a unique higher-education option to students. Students participating in this program complete their associate degree at MATC and continue their education at Lakeland by entering as a college junior to complete any bachelors degree; related or new!
- Affordable, flexible college degree option close-to-home
- Guaranteed admission to Lakeland University and start as a junior following MATC graduation
- Most Lakeland majors will accommodate working student schedules through online and evening programming
- Scholarship opportunities offered to Milwaukee Area Technical College graduates
- Support to help students launch and advance in their careers
- Free Application
- Support from MATC and Lakeland University advisors to work on individualized academic plans
Are you enrolled in Milwaukee Area Technical College's Promise program?
Lakeland University and Milwaukee Area Technical College have created a new partnership that will expand MATC's Promise program and provide a pathway to a bachelor's degree at Lakeland!
Lakeland University's Promise Program offers significant scholarships to:
- Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Promise Program students who have earned their associate degree
- All MATC associate degree graduates who were MATC Promise eligible, but did not participate in the program.
For many graduates, the scholarship will cover all tuition (after federal and state financial grant aid has been applied).
Classes will be available to Promise program students during the daytime, evenings and online. Courses will be available at Lakeland's Milwaukee Center at 9000 W. Chester St. and, in the future, at MATC.
Lakeland will provide individual academic advising and career readiness, including participation in the university's Cooperative Education program.
Fall Tuition Scholarship Guidelines:
- Students must meet the Federal Student Eligibility criteria as defined by the FAFSA. (various check with homeland security, social security, selective services, etc)
- Student must:
- Have a zero expected family contribution (EFC); or
- If dependent by FAFSA definition have parent adjusted gross income (AGI) that is less than $30,000; or
- If independent by FAFSA definition a student AGI of less than $15,000.
- Student must be in good standing with Wisconsin state agencies for state grant eligibility.
- Students must have completed an associate degree as a member of the MATC Promise or as a student who meets the required eligibility standards, as listed.
- Student will be eligible for the tuition free promise for up to 6 terms. Fall and Spring term eligible only; Summer does not qualify as a term because we cannot obtain state grant support for the Summer term.
- Students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment and remain, while in enrolled at Lakeland, in academic and financial aid good standing.
- Application and FAFSA deadline:
- Application materials must be submitted at least 21 days prior to start of classes.
- Financial Aid documents completed at least 30 days prior to start of classes.
Partial Tuition Scholarship:
MATC Promise and Promise eligible students who do not meet the financial criteria in Item 2 above will still be eligible for significant scholarship assistance and participation in the Cooperative Education program (co-op). Many students will be able to defray all tuition through the scholarship and co-op program.