Adults Returning to College

MTC offers support services for students who have been out of school for an extended period. Designed to aid adults’ transition to the college environment, these services and programs are available to all adult learners at MTC.

Services include:

  • Special college orientation sessions
  • Individual counseling
  • Career and educational planning
  • Help with identifying financial resources, childcare options and other services
  • Personal/professional development workshops
  • Mentoring and shadowing activities
  • Industry tours

How will I pay for college?

Financial aid isn't just for kids. There are programs for Training students and Veterans, too!

What tests will I need to take?

Many adults returning to college will need to take the MTC placement test.  All students must take the test from unless exempt. If you already have proficient knowledge of a subject, you could prove competency through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) sponsored by the College Board.

Learn more about CLEP and other ways to earn advanced standing at MTC.

I don't know what I want to study.

Browse our Academic and Training programs, or visit the Career Guide for help and inspiration.

I need more help.

Contact us and we'll be in touch!


CAREERS is a federally-funded program that offers support and financial aid to adults returning to school.  The CAREERS benefits include, financial assistance for books or childcare, exposure to career opportunities, and individual support, counseling and guidance. Learn more.

Educational Opportunity Center

Provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified individuals who want to begin or continue college education.


What's the difference between Training and Academic Programs?

Only academic programs provide college credit, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and are eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months. These are not eligible for federal financial aid, but they may qualify for other scholarships and grant funds.

Interested in MTC's Academic Programs?

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In your first year*

* Total tuition and fees (most current data available as of August 2018). Source: U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and "IPEDS Student Financial Aid Component Overview Public Academic Reporters."