Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About Specific Partnerships
Q. What is Metropolitan College?
Metropolitan College is a workforce development and educational opportunity partnership
that includes Jefferson Community and Technical College, the University of Louisville,
Louisville Metro and State of Kentucky government, UPS,
Q. How do students get into Metropolitan College?
A student must be employed by either UPS, ResCare/CAKY or Humana, attend one of
the two participating schools (JCTC, UofL), and complete an online planning
session. Find out more about the program requirements for each
Q. Do I have to go to College full-time?
Metropolitan College students can attend school part-time or full-time. We encourage
you to speak with a Metropolitan College student development counselor to help you
determine a schedule that fits best with your work schedule.
Q. Can a student major in any subject?
Students can major in any subject for which they are academically qualified. Visit
the University of Louisville and
Jefferson Community and Technical College websites for more information.
Q. Where do students sign Student Agreements and how often is this done?
Metropolitan College students are obligated to work at one of the participating
employers from a Student Agreement start date through the contract end date. Students
are strongly encouraged to read through the Student Agreement before signing and
to retain a copy for their records. Students must sign a Metropolitan College student
Student Agreement for every semester that they attend. However, students will not
be allowed to sign if they have not completed the Metropolitan College program requirements.
Student Agreements are signed with a Student Development Counselor at a
Metropolitan College office located on the college campuses.
Q. Is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required and how often
must it be completed?
Yes, the FAFSA is required. Metropolitan College is a government sponsored organization,
and as such its mission and responsibility is to utilize funding in a responsible
manner. In order to subsidize costs and sustain the program, all Metropolitan College
undergraduate students must complete a current year
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all additional procedures
required by the Financial Aid office at the institution resulting in an “official”
status prior to signing an agreement.
Q. If I live out-of-state, am I eligible for tuition benefits?
The tuition benefit will be limited to the regular per credit hour undergraduate
Kentucky resident tuition rate at the institution in which the student is enrolled.
Non-resident students will be financially responsible for the difference.
Q. Does Metropolitan College provide housing for students?
No, Metropolitan College does not provide housing for students.
Q. What is the CREW Career Center?
The CREW (Connecting Resources,
Education and Workforce) Career Center is a partnership among Metropolitan College,
Jefferson Community and Technical College and KentuckianaWorks. CREW services assist
clients with career exploration, career planning and career placement.
Q. Does Metropolitan College provide tuition benefits for the summer semester?
Yes, but effective summer 2010, Metropolitan College participants will be permitted
to enroll up to the maximum number of credits allowed by their academic institution
(JCTC or UofL) in the summer terms. Students should meet with an academic adviser
at their institution to determine the appropriate number of credits for their individual
academic plan. The summer tuition benefit will be limited to the regular per credit
hour undergraduate KY resident tuition applicable for the institution in which the
student is enrolled (including the JCTC security fee). The commitment for tuition
benefit for students at either institution, or for those who are dually enrolled
at JCTC and UofL, may not exceed the equivalent of full-time regular undergraduate
Kentucky resident tuition at the University of Louisville (including the JCTC security
Prior to summer 2010, MC participants were limited to six credit hours paid by MC/UPS
in the summer if they had enrolled full-time in the fall and spring semesters. This
change was approved by the Metropolitan College Council in an effort to assist students
to attain their academic credentials in a timely manner.