Apollo High School is hosting an informational program for students, parents and members of the community interested in learning more about the UPS Metropolitan College program. The meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at AHS, 2280 Tamarack Road. The program was originally set for Feb. 19 but was rescheduled because of inclement weather.
UPS representative Sue Bruner will present information about programs that can save students thousands of dollars in tuition and other college expenses.
To be eligible for the UPS Metro College program, students must have a 3.0 GPA and an ACT composite of 21 for the University of Louisville program, or a student may attend Jefferson County Technical College and then transfer to UofL. The student may be enrolled in any degree program offered by JCTC or UofL. The student must be employed by the UPS Air or Ground Operation in Louisville during specified school periods. Students may also attend other colleges in the Louisville area that are approved by the program.
The program offers the following benefits:
· 100 percent of tuition is paid for undergraduate Kentucky residents
· Tuition deferred – paid directly to the school upon successful completion of classes (earning grade C or better) and fulfillment of semester employment contract
· Stipend of up to $65 per class for required books/software
The UPS Metropolitan College’s “Earn and Learn” program offers the following benefits:
· Up to $2,625 per semester for tuition/books
· While employed through the UPS program, students may earn up to $5,250 annually
· Each semester, participating students sign a Metropolitan College Student Agreement prior to the institution’s published payment deadline in order to avoid paying out of pocket for tuition. The cashier office at each institution is notified of a student’s status as a Metropolitan College/UPS participant at the beginning of the semester. (For more information, visit the website at https://www.metro-college.com/ups/benefits/tuition.aspx )
For more information, contact AHS College and Career Readiness Counselor Jeremy Camron at 270-852-7100 or [email protected]