You're probably thinking, "There has got to be a catch. These people want to give me a job AND give me money for tuition and books?" That sums it up, and there is no catch! Over 3,600 students have been admitted to the CRCP, and the first step on their journey began by attending an open house. Come see for yourself, we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Whether you’re taking a few classes or going to graduate school at one of our partner colleges, the CRCP supports your education at a time when it’s never been more expensive to attend college.
Here's how it adds up
|Tuition, Fees & Books (Up to $2,625/semester)||$5,250|
|Part-Time UPS Job (Starting pay $10.15/hr)||$8,400|
|Monthly Bonus ($300/month - $500/month for veterans)||$3,600|
|Transportation Allowance ($100/month)||$1,200|
|Annual CRCP Benefit Potential||$18,450|
THE FINE PRINT
- Attend classes at any of our 7 partner colleges: Chicago State University, Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Olive-Harvey College, Prairie State College, Richard J. Daley College
- Be a good student and commit to staying in the program for the duration of the semester.
If your tuition and fees are within the program limits of $2626.00 per semester, your only out-of-pocket expenses will be textbooks and required supplies when registering for classes. The $50 program textbook benefit is reimbursed after tuition is paid to the colleges.
Tuition will be deferred to the end of the semester after your grades are verified. As a UPS package handler, the tuition benefit will only be applied to courses that you pass (awarded credit). For UPS part-time supervisors, classes must be passed with a grade of "C". The student is responsible for all related expenses if grades are below these requirements.
An academic year is defined as three consecutive terms including fall, spring, and summer semesters. You must complete a minimum of 6 credits during fall and spring terms, for a program minimum of 12 credits per year. Students may be allowed to take additional summer classes depending on available funds.
Yes. We typically limit students to a lighter class loads during their first semester in the CRCP, ideally 6-9 credit hours and up to 11 credits going forward. Full time students with a track record of academic success can receive consideration for taking more classes. If students have not depleted their semester tuition funds, summer classes are an additional option.
Your CRCP participation will be suspended. If you determine that you will be able to meet the program requirements at a late date, you have the option to appeal to the CRCP Executive Director for reinstatement.
You must work the duration of your signed Student Agreement which covers one academic year, to receive full program benefits. Tuition and fees are paid at the conclusion of each academic term. Educational benefits are paid for students who complete the term, successfully complete their courses and maintain employment through the end of the semester. Students who do not meet program requirements can be removed from the program after the first term.
No. You are eligible for the tuition assistance by nature of your employment at UPS.
All scholarships and other grant-based aid (both public and private) must be applied first to your student account. Then your CRCP tuition benefit will cover remaining tuition and feels up to program limits.
The CRCP pays a maximum educational benefit of up to $2,625 per semester for student tuition and fees and $50 per course toward textbooks. Payment is made directly to the college at the completion of the semester for all classes completed satisfactorily. As a result, students whose expenses are within the program limits would not need to pay for classes in advance and would only incur book expenses should books exceed $50 per class or the semester maximum benefit.
All courses or degree programs including online and distance learning that offer undergraduate or graduate college credits will be covered at CSU, GSU, MVCC, Morton College, Olive-Harvey College, Prairie State College and Richard J. Daley College.
The minimum program requirement is 6 credits per semester. For the first term in CRCP, students are generally limited to 9 credits to ensure a successful adjustment to balancing the overnight job and college. Generally, students take 6-9 credits each semester. Full-time students who have a current record of academic success may be approved for full-time courseloads.
Participation begins when you sign the CRCP Student Agreement. To maintain coverage, you must meet the ongoing eligibility requirements.
No. We realize that college expenses extend beyond tuition and books. The allowances are unrestricted so that you may use them to offset any expense of your choosing.
The CRCP monthly educational allowance is paid at the end of each month, beginning with a student's second month in the program.
If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces, you qualify for an additional stipend. You will need to provide a copy of your DD214 form when you sign your Student Agreement as discharge verification. If Honorably discharged, you qualify for an additional $200 monthly stipend.
If you served at least one year and received a General discharge, you qualify for an additional $100 each month.