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Resources for High School Parents

Moms, dads and guardians, you’ve landed on the right page!

Exploring your student’s educational and career options are critical to ensuring academic success– we are here to support your family through this journey! This is your starting point for information and resources. Scroll down or click on any of the topics. Can’t find what you need? Use the Send Us Your Questions in the quick link box or call us at 920-924-3200.

Calling all Parents & Guardians of 2024 High School Seniors!

Work with your student to file for Financial Aid now to be ready for fall.

Has your senior applied to their program at MPTC yet? Don’t delay.

High School and College Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Moraine Park is here to help your student earn college credits in high school and get a jumpstart on their degree.

These Dual Enrollment opportunities make college more affordable and introduce high school students to higher-level coursework before they immerse themselves in college. 

Dual Enrollment Opportunities:

High school students in our district save over $5 million in tuition and fees by taking college credit courses in high school.

students took dual credit courses (2022-23).
students took courses contracted with their high school (2022-23).
students took courses through Start College Now (2022-23).

Other ways to earn college credit while in high school:

Advanced Placement (AP) courses prepare students to attempt the Advanced Placement Exam. Successful completion of AP exams can lead to the awarding of college credit. Read how Advanced Placement credits are accepted at MPTC.

Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) enables students to complete college coursework (through several Wisconsin colleges) available at their high schools. Students who apply to a program at MPTC need to provide an official transcript from their CAPP college/university for review and transfer.

Value of Your Student’s MPTC Education

Attending Moraine Park is Affordable

The annual cost of tuition and fees at Moraine Park is around $4,800 compared to an average of between $7,444 and $32,472 at four-year institutions.

Many programs are eligible for financial aid and more than 84% of full-time and first-time students receive financial aid.

Over $3.2 million in financial aid was distributed for spring 2024, with a majority as financial gifts (scholarships or grants).

Save with MPTC. Check out the following 2023 to 2024 tuition rates. Moraine Park's tuition was only $4,761 compared to $10,000 for University of Wisconsin universities and $32,472 for Marian University.

Is an Education at MPTC Worth it?

More than ever, students and families are questioning the value of a college degree. Does the investment (time and cost) pay off when local employers are paying high wages and benefits?

While you and your student will need to make that decision together, here are some actual numbers and facts to consider:

Facts at a Glance. 89% of grads are employed in positions related to their career field. 96% of grads say they are satisfied/very satisfied with their training. 94% of Moraine Park grads are employed six months after graduation.
  • Many careers require a degree or specialized skills and training.
  • Future earning potential and promotions significantly increase as a result of a degree.
  • Wisconsin’s technical colleges are the most cost-effective option for many career paths.

Events and Important Dates

Virtual Info Sessions

Virtual sessions are about 30 minutes. We’ll cover topics such as:

  • Academic Programs
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Transfer credits for military, prior college or occupation experience
  • Basic financial aid steps
  • How to redeem an application fee voucher for associate degrees or technical diplomas of 28+ credits

We will tailor our discussion to your student’s needs.

Register Today

May 8, 2024
12:00 pm & 6 pm

Important Dates

April 1High School Senior Scholarship Applications Due
April 3Virtual Info Sessions 12:00PM & 6:00PM
April 82024-2025 MPTC Foundation Scholarship Applications Due
April 16Fall 2024 New Program Student Registration
April 17Fall 2024 Start College Now Registration Virtual Sessions
May 1Fall 2024 Start College Now Registration
June 12024-2025 Financial Aid (FAFSA) Priority Deadline

Program Highlight

Quality & Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Preparing students to work with automated systems, improving efficiencies and quality in the manufacturing environment.

  • 2-Year Associate Degree
  • 63 Credits
  • Fond du Lac Campus
  • Financial Aid Eligible Program
  • Geared towards students who excel in problem solving and mathematics

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $53,573

Featured Student of the Month

Meet Vivian C.

High School Graduating Class of June 2024

Vivian is a current senior at e-Achieve Academy.

She is also a full-time Concurrent Admissions student in MPTC’s Cosmetology program.

As part of the Start College Now program her high school is paying the tuition and fees for 15 of her 21 credits toward her first semester of college this spring.

She will be graduating with her technical diploma in December 2024.

Congratulations Vivian!  We are so excited and honored to have you at Moraine Park!

Moraine Park Student, Vivian

Common Parent Questions

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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Search the Moraine Park website for more information or contact recruitment@morainepark.edu.