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Dates of Importance

Financial Aid Calendar – Academic Year for 2023-2024 Important Dates

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Summer Semester
June 2023

Fall Semester
August 2023

Spring Semester January 2024

Financial Aid Priority Processing Deadline
Registration for the upcoming term(s)
Registration Priority Vets continuing (program students) for the upcoming term(s)Monday, April 3. 2023Monday, April 3. 2023TBD
Registration Continuing (program students) for the upcoming term(s)Wednesday, April 5, 2023Wednesday, April 5, 2023TBD
Registration Military Vets (all students) for the upcoming term(s)Monday, April 17, 2023Monday, April 17, 2023TBD
Registration Open for the upcoming term(s)Tuesday, April 18, 2023Tuesday, April 18, 2023TBD
Semester Starts: Including Online
Semester Starts: 12 wkNA
Semester Starts: 2nd8 wkNA
Semester Ends: 6 wkNANA
Semester Ends: 7 wkNANA
Semester Ends: 8 wkNANA
Semester Ends: 1st 8 wksNA
Semester Ends: 2nd 8 wk, 12 & 16 wkNA
Semester Ends: OnlineMay 13, 2023
Payment Plan Option Deadline
1st Payment Deadline (Spring 2023 if registered between 11/7/22-12/5/22)May 1, 2022August 1, 2022December 5, 2022
2nd Payment Deadline (Spring 2023 if registered between 12/6/22-1/6/23)June 2, 2022September 2, 2022January 6, 2023
3rd Payment Deadline (Spring 2023 if registered between 1/7/23-2/7/23)June 28, 2022October 3, 2022February 7, 2023
4th Payment Deadline (Spring 2023 if registered between 2/8/23-3/28/23)NANovember 1, 2022March 28, 2023
1st Payment Deadline (Summer 2023)April 30, 2023
2nd Payment Deadline (Summer 2023)May 30, 2023
3rd Payment Deadline (Summer 2023)June 30, 2023
Payment Plan Enrollment Opens*April 4, 2022November 7, 2022
Payment Plan Enrollment ClosesJuly 8, 2022March 27, 2023
Bookstore Deferments with Financial Aid
Purchase Books (first day) 16wk & 1st 8wkMay 30, 2023August 7, 2023
Purchase Books (last day) 16 wk & 1st 8 wkJune 19, 2023September 1, 2023
Purchase Books (first day) 12 wkSeptember 5, 2023
Purchase Books (last day) 12 wkSeptember 25, 2023
Purchase Books (first day) 2nd 8 wkOctober 4, 2023
Purchase Books (last day) 2nd 8 wkOctober 15, 2023
Financial Aid Census Dates
16 wks & 1st 8 wksJune 21, 2023September 6, 2023January 31, 2024
12 wksSeptember 27, 2023February 23, 2024
2nd 8 wksOctober 23, 2023March 19, 2024
Any classes starting outside the dates listed above
Refunds of grants & loans to BankMobile for eligible students
Refunds Begin: 16 Week & 1st 8 Week Course
September 21, 2022February 15, 2023
Refunds Begin: 12 Week
October 19, 2022March 22, 2023
Refunds Begin: 8 Week
November 23, 2022April 19, 2023
Refunds for the first half of loan payments to BankMobile will beginOctober 12, 2022February 22, 2023
Refunds for the second half of loan payments toBankMobile will beginNovember 2, 2022March 22, 2023
Last Day of the TermDecember 17, 2022May 20, 2023
Winterim Session
Semester Starts: Including OnlineDecember 18, 2022
Last date of Semester: Including OnlineJanuary 12, 2023
First day of Book DefermentsDecember 5, 2022
Last day of Book DefermentsDecember 22, 2022
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The FAFSA opens October 1, 2022 for the 2023-2024 school year.

Filling out the FAFSA is a critical first step in receiving Federal student aid (including grants, loans and work study) for the 2023-2024 school year. Because FAFSA funds are distributed on a first -come, first- serve basis you will want to complete the form as soon as possible.

Financial aid credits must count toward the completion of your program to be eligible for financial aid as outlined in the MATC course catalog (Degree Audit). After registration, students will be notified when a course(s) is not eligible to be paid for by financial aid funds and will need to check with their Pathway advisor regarding required courses for degree completion. This information/indications should also be displayed under Advising and Student Finance - Account Activity on the MATC self-service portal. (Note: It may take 1-2 days after any registration activity for this to be updated online.)

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Financial Aid Census Date (Pell Recalculation Date)
Financial aid payments will be disbursed to your student account based on the number of credits that you are enrolled in on your census date. After this date, adjustments will not be made if you add credits. You are highly encouraged to register for all classes for the semester prior to your census date as no award adjustments will be made to your financial aid if you add courses after the census date. Your census date is determined by your latest starting class as there are multiple census dates in each term based on modules. There is a separate census date for 16 week and 1st 8 week classes, 12 week classes and 2nd 8 week classes.

Pell Grant Enrollment Status is specified by federal regulations and awarded at full-time status. If you are attending classes for fewer than 12 credits (100%), your Federal Pell Grant award will be reduced according to the number of credits for which you are enrolled (12+ credits 100%, 9-11 Credits 75%, 6-8 credits 50% and 1-5 credits 25%).

Your financial aid award will be recalculated for any class that is recorded as "dropped" (D/DI) or "withdrawn" (W) and the reason is "never attended." You may be required to repay the financial aid that you receive if you drop a class, your instructor drops your class, you never attend a class and/or if you discontinue attending a class. Students are advised to confirm their enrollment status in each of their courses prior to the financial aid census date.

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Financial Aid Disbursements & Refunds
A disbursement happens when your financial aid funds are placed on your student account. A refund occurs when all charges have been paid and there are excess funds on your account. Refunds are generally paid to students 7-10 days after they are disbursed onto a student account via BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc..

Initial grants, scholarships and loan disbursements/refunds begin approximately 4-8 weeks after the start of a term. (Grants disburse first and then loans in two equal installments.) Any funds that are remaining after all your charges have been paid will be refunded to you. If financial aid does not cover the entire amount owed to MATC, you are responsible to pay any remaining balance. If you have a prior academic year outstanding balance, only $200.00 can be deducted from your current academic year refund. Please pay any remaining outstanding balances immediately.

Late Starting Classes Impact Financial Aid Disbursements & Refunds
Students who are enrolled in late starting classes (classes that begin after the official start date of the term) will have their aid disbursed to their student account 7-13 days after the start date of the late starting course and attendance in the course has been verified by the instructor. Therefore, if you have a class that begins several weeks into the term, you will not be paid financial aid for that class until your attendance has been verified. A student's financial aid eligibility for any late starting classes will still be authorized and available to pay for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. However, the financial aid for the late starting course will not be applied to a student's account until the course has started and attendance has been verified. You will be refunded via BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. any funds that exceed your student account balance 7-10 days after it has been applied to your student account.

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Example: If you are registered for 12 credits (6 starting at the beginning of the term and 6 starting in the middle of the term, your grant funds will be disbursed to your student account in 2 installments. The first installment would be disbursed when the funds are first transmitted for the term and the second installment (for the 6 credits starting in the middle of the term) would be disbursed 7-13 days after the class start date in the middle of the term. If the first installment exceeds your charges, you will be refunded the difference. If not, then after the second installment is disbursed and it exceeds your balance, you will be refunded the difference. All other grant funds and direct loans will be disbursed once you meet the credit requirement for those specific funds (most funds generally require a minimum of 6 credits and the classes need to have started and been verified prior to disbursement).

Financial Aid End of the 60% point of each class/semester (will vary based on individual class schedule)
If you withdraw or your instructor withdraws you from all of your classes before the 60% point of your class/term, you may be required to repay a portion of the financial aid funds you received. Total withdrawal after this date will not require repayment, unless the withdrawal reason was "never attended" or the last date the instructor reports you attended the course was prior to the financial aid census date or prior to the end of your 60% attendance for the class/term.

Academic Year1

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1 Dates are subject to change without notice
2 Note that loans will be paid in two equal payments each term


Is it hard to get into MATC? ›

Milwaukee Area Tech is an above-average public college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,197 undergraduate students. The Milwaukee Area Tech acceptance rate is 100%.

How many credits is considered full time at MATC? ›

Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more credits per semester.

What is the promise program at MATC? ›

The MATC Promise means free tuition for eligible students. Eligible students earn up to 75 credits of free tuition — after other scholarships and grants are applied. The cost of books, program fees and equipment are not covered by the Promise program.

How long are semesters at MATC? ›

MATC offers FLEXIBLE STARTS DURING THREE semesters each year

Fall classes begin in August, September and October. Winterim/Spring classes begin in December, January, February and March. Summer classes begin in June and end in July.

What GPA is required for MATC? ›

You must successfully achieve a 100% course completion rate and a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester to continue at MATC. If you are not able to do this, you will be subject to Academic Suspension again.

What happens if you fail a class at MATC? ›

A continuing MATC student who fails to meet cumulative GPA (2.0) or Completion Rate (67%) standards will be automatically placed on “Warning” for the next enrollment period if they were making satisfactory progress within the last two semesters completed.

Is taking 18 credits a lot? ›

If you're thinking of taking an 18-credit semester — don't. A course load this heavy isn't bold, brave or logical in any circumstances. In fact, it's highly irrational and rarely worth it because it overbooks your schedule and workload.

Is 18 credits a lot to take? ›

A typical course load for many students is 15 credits per semester. Colleges and universities recommend this amount if students aim to graduate in four years with a bachelor's degree. In the cases where students want to or need to take on more, they can reach up to 18 credits, equaling six three-credit courses.

How many hours total is 3 credits? ›

What is a Credit Hour?
Credits to be earnedHours per week, 7-week courseHours per week, 8-week course
1 credit6 hours5 hours
3 credits18 hours16 hours
6 credits36 hours32 hours
12 credits72 hours63 hours

How much does promise grant cover? ›

The California College Promise Grant is essentially a fee waiver that covers all enrollment fees for every California resident. The typical price per unit at a California Community College is $46 per unit. Students will save $552 on enrollment fees when they enroll and receive the California College Promise Grant.

Who is eligible for college Promise Grant? ›

Be classified as a resident of California or be a classified as a non-California resident eligible for tuition exemption AB 540 or AB 1899 (by Admissions and Records), have a "T" or "U" visa., or be a have a homeless youth determination from the Financial Aid Office at your college.

Is the Promise Grant financial aid? ›

You are responsible to pay any fees not covered by your award at the time of registration to avoid being dropped for non-payment. The California College Promise Grant (CCPG/BOGW) is awarded through Financial Aid and is different from the College of the Canyons, "Canyons Promise" program.

How many semesters is a full year? ›

There are generally two semesters per academic year: Fall (beginning in August or September) and Spring (beginning in January). Some semester-based schools also offer a Summer session that is shorter than a regular semester and is not a part of the regular academic year.

How many semesters is 18 credit hours? ›

Most colleges and universities with a semester system recommend 15 credits per semester, which amounts to 30 credits per year. Full-time students are enrolled in at least 12 credits and a maximum of 18 credits per semester.

How many semesters is 48 hours? ›

You must complete at least 45 – 48 hours of class time in one semester. This averages about 3 hours of classroom time per week for the full 16-week semester. Generally speaking, one class is about 3 credit hours. This applies only to credit hours for classroom lectures.

Can you bring up a 3.7 GPA? ›

A 3.7 GPA is equivalent to 92% or an A- letter grade. The national average GPA is 3.0 which means a 3.7 is well above average. A 3.7 GPA can be hard to raise as it's already so high, but if you're really determined you can make it happen.

Can a 3.7 GPA get you into college? ›

If you've been taking high level classes and earning a 3.7 unweighted GPA, you're in great shape and can expect to be accepted to many selective colleges. 89.99% of schools have an average GPA below a 3.7. You can apply to colleges and have a good shot at getting admitted.

What is the lowest GPA to get into Madison? ›

UW – Madison

GPA of 3.50 minimum (on a 4.0 scale) and minimum ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1860. Admission is competitive and selective.

How many classes can you miss in college before you fail? ›

Skipping class can cause your grade to slip

Some college classes may have a policy that permits you to miss a certain number of sessions before you are penalized. Take these policies seriously. When professors say you will drop a letter grade if you have more than five unexcused absences, they are serious.

How bad is it to fail a test in college? ›

A failed exam can come as a shock but shouldn't define your entire semester. Avoid the temptation to quit a subject or ignore studying because of one bad grade. Use the experience of failing an exam as an opportunity to work on your weaknesses. Remember to stay calm and ask your professor for advice on how to improve.

How much does failing a course drop your GPA? ›

The failing grade will NOT calculate in your GPA, but it will still show on your transcript. On your transcript, an "E" will show to the right of your failing grade to mark the course as "Excluded". On your transcript, an "I" will show to the right of the second time you took the class, marking it as "Included".

Is 4 classes a semester too much? ›

The standard course load for full-time students is 12 to 18 hours which usually comes out to about 4 to 6 courses per semester.

Is 5 classes a semester too much? ›

Breaking it down further, most college courses at schools with semesters are worth three credit hours. So on average, you would expect to take five classes a semester. That's above the usual minimum, which is 12 hours, and below the maximum, which is normally 18.

How many hours is 1 credit hour? ›

During the course of the semester, a credit hour is equivalent to one of the following: 15 hours of classroom contact, plus appropriate outside preparation (30 hours).

Is 30 credits a year a lot? ›

In the American university credit system, a standard full-time study load is usually 30 credit hours per year. Typically, in order to graduate with a degree, universities expect students to complete: 120-130 credit hours for a Bachelor's degree. 30-64 credit hours for a Master's degree.

How many hours is a freshman in college? ›

A student carrying 12 or more credit hours in a fall or spring semester is considered a full-time student. Other definitions: Freshman: a student who has completed fewer than 30 credit hours. Sophomore: a student who has completed 30 or more credit hours.

Is 135 credits a lot? ›

Colleges and universities usually require 120 credits for a bachelor's degree but students graduate with about 135, on average, according to data compiled by Complete College America, a nonprofit research and advocacy group. Some states' figures are even higher.

How many classes should I take per semester? ›

You usually need to take at least 12 credit hours per semester to qualify as a full-time college student. Twelve credit hours usually translates to four courses worth three credits a piece. Some students take more than 12 credit hours a semester.

Is 20 hours a week a lot for a student? ›

According to research studies, the ideal number of hours a student should work each week is 13 – 20. Although 13 hours may not seem like a lot, it maintains a delicate balance between your varying course load and your life circumstances. Anything more than 20, and your grades take a hit.

How long is 80 credit hours? ›

Associate degree programs commonly require 60 credits—half of the credits required of a bachelor's degree program—however, some associate degree programs require over 80 credits. Generally, it takes about two years to earn an associate degree on a full-time schedule.

Is Pell Grant the same as Promise Grant? ›

Pell Grants are federal grants and Cal Grants are state grants. Both are for students with financial need. Some Cal Grants have a minimum GPA requirement while federal Pell Grants do not. You could qualify for both a Pell Grant and a Cal Grant.

Who qualifies for the bog waiver? ›

Qualifying for the BOGW

A student is currently a recipient of funds from TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or GA/GR (General Assistance/General Relief), or, if the student is a dependent, such funds are the sole source of income for the family.

What is a bog waiver? ›

The California College Promise Grant (Formerly known as a BOG Fee Waiver) is issued by the state of California and waives the enrollment fees of qualifying California community college students. Students must also be California residents or AB540.

How many years does Promise grant cover? ›

Answer: The student may receive College Promise fee waivers only during two award years. Therefore, the student could attend for Spring of the first award year, and then only for Summer, Fall and Spring of the second award year.

How long does promise grant last? ›

The California College Promise Grant is generally awarded for up to twelve months (fall, spring and summer), assuming you are meeting the academic requirements outlined above. Students need to reapply for the California College Promise Grant fee waiver every new academic year.

How many years is the promise program? ›

The "California Promise" is a guarantee from the California State University system that a first-time freshman can earn a degree in no more than four years (or two years, for transfer students having earned an Associate Degree for Transfer- ADT) if you pledge to, and follow, specific requirements.

Do I have to pay back Promise grant? ›

The California College Promise Grant program is designed for speed and efficiency: CCPG is a waiver program and does not require repayment.

How do I know if my promise grant is approved? ›

You'll be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that the second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

Does FAFSA give grant money? ›

Most of our grants (listed above) are awarded only to students with financial need. If you are interested in our grants, or in any federal student aid, start by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

What is 3 semesters called? ›

Trimester: For schools using the trimester system, you'll be required to take three semesters, including the summer, to achieve a full year. Accelerated Courses: If you're in an accelerated program, you won't necessarily have a full college “year.” Instead, you can attend classes year-round.

Is 12 credits a semester enough? ›

Even though 12 credits a semester is considered to be full-time for financial aid purposes, an undergraduate student cannot graduate with a Bachelor's degree in four years on just 12 credits a semester, even if they pass every class and never change majors.

How many classes should I take my first semester of college? ›

Some students, though, take 18 credits or more per semester, but sticking to 15 your first semester is a good idea, especially while you adjust. However, it's important, to be honest with yourself, your goals, and your scheduling before overdoing it. Too many classes can easily lead to F's in several of them.

How many years is 60 college credits? ›

A two –year program equals approximately 60 credits; a four-year baccalaureate equals approximately 120 credits.

Can I take 21 credits in college? ›

A maximum of 21 credits during a regular semester may be taken, including coursework concurrently enrolled at other institutions.

How many hours should I work as a full-time student? ›

Many colleges recommend that full-time students should work no more than 20 hours/week at a job if they want to do well in their classes and this calculation shows why.

How many hours is a bachelor degree? ›

At many universities, including DeVry, a bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. Some bachelor's degrees may require more credit hours depending on the area of study. It's understandable to have questions about credit hours.

How many credits is a degree? ›

The amount of credits needed to graduate from college varies by degree level. You will typically need to earn 60 credits for an associate degree, 120 credits for a bachelor's degree and 30-60 credits for a master's degree. The number of credits needed to graduate from college depends on what degree you want to earn.

How many semester hours is a 4 year degree? ›

A typical bachelor's degree program of study on a semester calendar requires at least 120 credit hours to be earned by the student. Normal full-time registration is usually 15 credit hours per semester or 30 per academic year (shortfalls can be made up in summer sessions or independent study).

What is the acceptance rate for Madison MATC? ›

It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,030 undergraduate students. The Madison Area Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing Assistant, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic).

Is Wisconsin Madison easy to get into? ›

The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Madison is 51.7%. For every 100 applicants, 52 are admitted. This means the school is moderately selective.

What is the acceptance rate for Minnesota Tech? ›

It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,083 undergraduate students. The M State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Electrical Engineering Technician, and Nursing.

What ACT score do you need to get into MATC? ›

Apply for MATC admission by February 1, 2018. Complete 2018-19 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by February 1, 2018. Must be Pell Grant eligible. Achieve ACT composite score of 16 or above or Accuplacer average score of 69 or higher.

Can you get into Madison with a 3.2 GPA? ›

The UW–Madison GPA requirements do not include a minimum GPA necessary for admission. However, the average UW–Madison GPA for the freshman currently enrolled is 3.392. So, you can assume that there are unofficial UW–Madison GPA requirements for applicants of around 3.4.

Is Madison a prestigious school? ›

University of Wisconsin—Madison's ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #38. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,796; out-of-state tuition and fees are $39,427. The University of Wisconsin—Madison lies along the southern shore of Lake Mendota in the city of Madison.

Do colleges look at senior year classes? ›

The important thing to know is that colleges do look at your senior year grades. So, a weaker performance in senior year than in previous grades can impact your application and college admissions decisions.

Is University of Madison a dry campus? ›

Wisconsin Administrative Code prohibits the use or possession of alcohol beverages on all university premises except as specifically permitted by institutional regulations.

Is Wisconsin-Madison a public ivy? ›

Considered one of America's Public Ivy League institutions, UW is the official state University of Wisconsin. It consists of 20 colleges offering 136 undergraduate degrees, 148 master programs, and 120 doctoral programs.

What is the easiest school to get into Minnesota? ›

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota acceptance rate is 91.5%. The average SAT score for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 1140. The average ACT score for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 23.

What college in Minnesota has the highest acceptance rate? ›

List of Public Colleges by Acceptance Rate
SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lake Superior College Duluth, MN100%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN100%
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls, MN100%
Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN100%
14 more rows

What is the lowest GPA for University of Minnesota? ›

Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended.

What is the lowest ACT to get into college? ›

Schools vary considerably in the kinds of ACT scores they look for in applicants. Less selective institutions tend to accept scores closer to the national average (21), whereas more competitive universities often prefer scores in the 32-36 range.

What college requires the lowest ACT score? ›

United States Colleges Ranked by Lowest ACT Score

Livingstone College tops the list with an average ACT Score of 14. Alternatively, check out the SAT version of these rankings.

Will a 24 ACT score get you into college? ›

“Good” ACT scores are ones that make you eligible and competitive at a wide variety of colleges and universities. An 24 ACT provides both at all but the selective institutions and up, making it a great score for students interested in moving onto higher education!


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