The program will cover tuition costs after scholarships and grants for up to 75 credits.
To qualify, students must be:
24 years or older and live in the MATC district
Have an annual family income of $56,000 or less
Have earned at least six college credits but have not earned a bachelor's degree.
Have been out of college for at least two years.
This program is an expansion of their first-in-the-state Promise program, which assists high school graduates in ensuring they have access to college if they could not afford it.
"We are offering this program in direct response to the urgent needs of our community – where area employers are desperate to fill the middle-skill jobs, while at the same time many local residents lack the resources and support to gain the degrees necessary for these positions,” MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin, said.
Students that qualify and are accepted are required to take at least six credits per semester. Applications are due by July 5, and coursework begins in the fall of 2018.
Students must enroll in an MATC associate degree program link to a top 50 in-demand career.
Some examples of those careers include Accounting, Supply Chain, Human Resources, IT-Network Specialists, Nursing, Welding and Business management.