Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Milwaukee Area Technical College tuition is $3,966 per year for in-state residents. This is 12% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 2% cheaper than the average Wisconsin tuition of $4,051 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 5th in Wisconsin amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 13th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $5,649 which represents a 42% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $525 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,491.

Housing Costs

Milwaukee Area Technical College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Milwaukee area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $7,604.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $2,000.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,722 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Wisconsin residents to go to MATC is $17,817 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Wisconsin residence can expect a one year cost of $19,500. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $10,213.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Milwaukee Area Technical College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Milwaukee Area Technical College
Estimated Budgets
Wisconsin Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$17,817
   In-State Tuition$3,966
   Other Fees$525
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$7,604
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,722
   Books and Supplies$2,000
Wisconsin Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$10,213
   In-State Tuition$3,966
   Other Fees$525
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,722
   Books and Supplies$2,000


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $17,817 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported MATC net price for in-state students is $8,833* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

81% of Milwaukee Area Technical College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,045. 65 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,261. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Milwaukee Area Technical College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Milwaukee Area Technical College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$8,833*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid81%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,045
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants65%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,261

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,520
$30,001 to $48,000$9,564
$48,001 to $75,000$12,182
$75,001 to $110,000$13,531

Average Financial Aid Mix - $17,817 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,817. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 29% - $4,045

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Milwaukee Area Technical College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 30% - $4,224

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 41% -  $5,826

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Milwaukee Area Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College0.9% more expensive
Gateway Technical College0% less expensive
College of Lake County109.7% more expensive
Moraine Park Technical College3% more expensive
McHenry County College185.7% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at MATC is $35,634 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $8,033 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $16,066**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Wisconsin Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,983
Wisconsin Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,908
Non-Wisconsin Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,824
Non-Wisconsin Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,750

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Milwaukee Area Technical College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Price per credit hour for Wisconsin residents$150
Cost for one class for Wisconsin residents (3 credit hours)$450
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$216
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$648
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$864


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 60% of Milwaukee Area Technical College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,224.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Milwaukee Area Technical College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $16,066, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $19,934.22. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 81% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,033. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Milwaukee Area Technical College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Milwaukee Area Technical College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$166.12
Amount Borrowed$16,066.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,868.22
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$19,934.22

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend MATC? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Milwaukee Area Technical College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $19,934.22 would be needed to afford a $166.12 monthly payment in the example $16,066.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Milwaukee Area Technical College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,510 to $3,966. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.6%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $35,634.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$23,308$46,616
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$29,748$59,495
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $37,966$75,933
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $43,951$87,901

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Milwaukee Area Technical College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 69 4% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 32 4% cheaper
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General Associate's Degree 32 5% cheaper
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 30 1% costlier
Operations Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 29 4% costlier
Interior Design Associate's Degree 28 7% cheaper
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Associate's Degree 27 7% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 24 0% costlier
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 21 6% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 21 0% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 20 12% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 19 8% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 18 13% cheaper
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 17 2% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 16 5% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 2% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 15 10% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 15 3% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Associate's Degree 14 9% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 13 0% cheaper
Dietetic Technician Associate's Degree 13 3% cheaper
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 12 3% costlier
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 12 10% cheaper
Music Technology Associate's Degree 12 4% cheaper
Commercial Photography Associate's Degree 10 6% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 8 7% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 7 6% costlier
Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree 6 32% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 5 0% costlier
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Associate's Degree 5 1% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 5 4% cheaper
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 5 11% cheaper
Game and Interactive Media Design Associate's Degree 4 7% costlier
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 6% cheaper
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 4 3% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 4 1% costlier
Computer Support Specialist Associate's Degree 3 2% costlier
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Associate's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Computer Graphics Associate's Degree 3 8% cheaper
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other Associate's Degree 3 14% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 1% cheaper
Tourism and Travel Services Management Associate's Degree 2 7% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 2 2% costlier
Real Estate Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Chemical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 1 0% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 1 4% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 7% costlier
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 1 5% costlier
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 1 5% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 1 2% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 1 5% costlier
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 1 2% costlier
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Biomedical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Anesthesiologist Assistant Associate's Degree 1 24% costlier
Sustainability Studies Associate's Degree 1 24% costlier


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About Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College is a two year community college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Full time enrollment is 4,717 and part time is 10,340.  Milwaukee Area Technical College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W State St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Milwaukee Area Technical College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Milwaukee Area Technical College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239248 IPEDS survey data.