Mid-Continent University http://wkms.org en Shutting Down: MCU Attempts to Ease Former Students' Debt with Interest Free Loans http://wkms.org/post/shutting-down-mcu-attempts-ease-former-students-debt-interest-free-loans <p>Mid-Continent University is offering interest free loans to students who received funds between August 2013 and June 2014 that can be paid off over the next ten years on their education debts.</p><p>MCU announced its closure this Spring and on June 30 instruction ends at the University for good.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:57:59 +0000 Troy Taylor 41622 at http://wkms.org Shutting Down: MCU Attempts to Ease Former Students' Debt with Interest Free Loans Mid-Continent Board Will Discuss Campus Sale Potential at Tuesday Meeting http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-board-will-discuss-campus-sale-potential-tuesday-meeting <p>Mid-Continent University's board of trustees meets Tuesday to discuss the potential sale of the school’s campus, as&nbsp;<a href="http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-transfers-murray-state-split-between-online-regional-main-campus-programs">a June 30 end-of-instruction date</a>&nbsp;looms.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:56:03 +0000 John Null 41338 at http://wkms.org Mid-Continent Board Will Discuss Campus Sale Potential at Tuesday Meeting Mid-Continent Transfers to Murray State Split Between Online, Regional, Main Campus Programs http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-transfers-murray-state-split-between-online-regional-main-campus-programs <p>More than 150 Mid-Continent University students are in the process of transferring to Murray State.</p><p>MSU Transfer Center Director Maria Rosa says there is no information on how many of those students have enrolled in class for the summer or fall, but 40 of the 153 transfers have already been admitted.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 16:21:26 +0000 Whitney Jones 40397 at http://wkms.org Mid-Continent Transfers to Murray State Split Between Online, Regional, Main Campus Programs (Updated) MSU's Provost Confronts WKU Counterpart Over Negative Comments About MSU Online Programs http://wkms.org/post/updated-msus-provost-confronts-wku-counterpart-over-negative-comments-about-msu-online-programs <p>Update:</p><p>WKU&nbsp;Provost Gordon Emslie&nbsp;has responded to Morgan and says he never made the statement. WKU&nbsp;Media Relations Director Bob Skipper says the two have met and the situation has been resolved.</p><p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:00:57 +0000 Parker Franklin 40152 at http://wkms.org (Updated) MSU's Provost Confronts WKU Counterpart Over Negative Comments About MSU Online Programs Mid-Continent Students Unable to Finish Their Program Can Get Federal Student Loan Payments Forgiven http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-students-unable-finish-their-program-can-get-federal-student-loan-payments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mid-Continent University students who are unable to finish their programs due to the institution’s closure may not have to pay their federal student loans.</p><p>The Department of Education says students who do not transfer and do not finish the program they started at Mid-Continent are eligible for discharges on direct and Federal Family Education loans. But Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Executive Director Carl Rollins&nbsp;says getting a loan discharged isn’t necessarily the best option for Mid-Continent students.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:46:27 +0000 Whitney Jones 40146 at http://wkms.org Mid-Continent Students Unable to Finish Their Program Can Get Federal Student Loan Payments Forgiven Mid-Continent to Develop Teach Out Agreements with Murray State, Two Private Schools http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-develop-teach-out-agreements-murray-state-two-private-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mid-Continent University is working on teach-out agreements for its students with Murray State University, University of the </span>Cumberlands<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Campbellsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> University according to </span>MCU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> website. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A teach-out plan is an exclusive agreement between two institutions that provides for the equitable treatment of students from the closing university. Many schools have been reaching out to Mid-Continent as the university plans to close June </span>30<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:58:09 +0000 Whitney Jones 40125 at http://wkms.org Mid-Continent to Develop Teach Out Agreements with Murray State, Two Private Schools Murray State’s Next President Says University Discussing Short, Long Term Roles with Mid-Continent http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-s-next-president-says-university-discussing-short-long-term-roles-mid-continent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State’s next president, Bob Davies, says while </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is focusing on helping Mid-Continent University students after their school’s closure, it is also discussing its role in the future of the Mayfield facility.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:18:39 +0000 Whitney Jones 39994 at http://wkms.org Murray State’s Next President Says University Discussing Short, Long Term Roles with Mid-Continent MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support http://wkms.org/post/msu-transfer-credit-could-be-available-mid-continent-students-ag-conway-pledges-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has pledged his support to students affected by the shutdown of Mid-Continent University.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:19:17 +0000 Rob Canning & John Null 39931 at http://wkms.org MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30 http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-chairman-confirms-layoffs-school-will-operate-through-june-30 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chair of Mid-Continent University's Board of Trustees says the entire staff of the 2,500-student Christian school has been laid off.&nbsp; The Mayfield-based </span>MCU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been battling financial and accreditation issues for more than a year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chairman Tom Butler said all employees were let go Wednesday, but classes will continue until June </span>30<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:03:01 +0000 Lance Dennee 39916 at http://wkms.org Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30 Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-university-appoints-tom-walden-new-acting-president <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:200%">On Saturday, Mid-Continent University leaders appointed Dr. Robert "Tom" Walden as acting president, effective immediately, replacing current acting president Dr. Ken Winters.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:27:20 +0000 Rob Canning 39875 at http://wkms.org Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President