Metropolitan College/UPS Program

Through Metropolitan College, eligible part-time, third-shift UPS employees earn $21 per hour with full undergraduate tuition paid at the regular, resident rate for fall, spring, and summer semester at UofL. Metropolitan College participants can earn $250 toward fees and up to $850 in academic bonuses for the fall and spring semesters. Metropolitan College includes individualized wealth-building and career-development programs, and eligible participants can earn a $1,400 graduation bonus.

Metropolitan College is not a “last dollar” program, which means participants can utilize KEES and other scholarships for on-campus housing, meal plans, and other fees. Pell, SEOG, and CAP grants will apply to no more than half the cost of undergraduate, resident-rate tuition. When MC benefits combined with scholarships and remaining grants result in an overpayment, participants receive a residual or a refund.

 Ready to learn more about Metropolitan College and MC-eligible positions at UPS?

  • Contact the Metropolitan College Student Success Team at or 502.852.2749 to request a complete onboarding checklist for prospective MC participants.
  • Stop by the Metropolitan College office on the lower level of the Houchens Building between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Visit for full details about MC benefits. For guidance about the steps required to sign your first MC agreement, select Get Started from the top navigation bar, then select Onboarding Checklist for Prospective Participants.
  • During your New Cards Orientation, stop by the Metropolitan College and UPS tables at the Resource Fair and attend the MC Breakout Session.
  • Connect with UPS recruiter Audra Butler at for information about MC-eligible positions and guidance about the UPS hiring process.
  • Request confirmation that you meet the academic-eligibility requirement to receive MC benefits at UofL with any one of the following:
    • A cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher (or 600 or higher GED).
    • A cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (or 660 or higher GED) AND a composite or superscore of 21 on the ACT (or 1060 on the SAT).
    • 60 earned or transferable college credit hours or an associate degree.