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UPS Earn & Learn

At UPS, we'll help you reach your goals for college and beyond. Through Earn and Learn, our Tuition Assistance Program, you can receive thousands of dollars to help with college expenses. Available at most UPS locations across the nation, the Tuition Assistance Program will give you a big boost as you earn your degree—and sets you up for career success.

  • Receive up to $5,250 in assistance per calendar year
  • Lifetime maximum of $25,000
  • Eligibility begins the day you're hired
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  • Helped more than 290,000 employees with tuition assistance
  • Available at more than 100 locations nationwide
  • Choose any subject – your course of study is not restricted

Louisville-Based Programs

Metropolitan College

Metropolitan College is not a brick and mortar college. Instead, it is a partnership between UPS, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Louisville Metro Government, the University of Louisville & Jefferson Community and Technical College. The program requires that students work part-time in the UPS Air Operation in Louisville, KY. Participants in the program work in the 1DA (Next Day Air) operation with a start time between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in exchange for a free education at either of the two partnership schools. Benefits of the program, in addition to regular employee benefits, include:

  • Deferred full undergraduate in-state tuition
  • Book Reimbursement
  • Academic Bonuses
  • Student support at work
  • Student support on campus
  • Career Services
  • On-site computer lab
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School to Work (STW)

A program for high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0, participants attend high school classes in the morning, then work at UPS as package handlers from approximately 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can take a Jefferson Community & Technical College course or extended academic class on UPS property, and after high school graduation can transition into Metro College or Earn and Learn.

For more information please contact the UPS Jobline at 502.359.1877

KY Loop

Exclusively for Kentucky residents who live outside Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Spencer, Henry, Meade, Shelby and Trimble counties, this program involves working as a package handler at UPS WorldPort and attending Jefferson Community & Technical College. You’ll receive:

  • Up to $7,800 in housing benefits for two years (max 24 mos) at The Bellamy or The Arch
  • Access to all University of Louisville amenities via the Ultra program
  • Book reimbursement
  • Academic bonuses for select shifts
  • Deferred in-state tuition at Jefferson Community & Technical College

Global Gateways Program (GGP)

Designed for those over 17 years old who either speak English as a second language or do not speak English. Participants work as part-time package handlers at UPS WorldPort and are eligible for Earn & Learn and Metro College tuition assistance programs.

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Chicagoland Regional College Program (crcp)

The Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP) is a collaboration between the UPS Hodgkins, Illinois facility, 7 partner colleges and over 30 affiliate institutions. Newly hired part-time package handlers employed in the operations unit on the Night (10 p.m. - 3 a.m.) or Sunrise (4 a.m. - 10 a.m.) shifts are eligible to apply. Participants receive tuition benefits and a monthly stipend in addition to their weekly paycheck. CRCP partner colleges are Chicago State University, Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Olive-Harvey College, Prairie State College and Richard J. Daley College.

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