There are more than 22,000 students attending UofL and at least 1,100 of them have a shot at graduating debt-free. That’s because these particular students are a part of the Metropolitan College.
The Metropolitan College is the partnership between UofL, JCTC, UPS and the state of Kentucky. Through this partnership, students are expected to work the 3rd shift at UPS’ World Port Freight Facility, located at Louisville International Airport. In return for their work, UPS gives each student a paycheck and, more importantly, covers their tuition and fees.
As part of the deal, students must take on an extremely busy schedule between work and school. UofL sophomore Julie Hummel is enrolled in the Metropolitan College. She admits her schedule is “crazy,” but adds “I feel so free knowing I don’t have to pay debt after college.”
Check out more about these UofL students’ UPS work below: