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West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T) is making a push to purchase the former Mid-Continent University in Mayfield and turn it into a technology park. 


Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office has entered into an agreement with Mid-Continent University to restore loans to former students. The now-closed school must offer loans matching the terms and conditions of federal loans for balances remaining from 2011 to 2014. The school must also offer balance discharges or loan forgiveness to qualified students. 


  Mid-Continent University’s board will vote early next week on putting the shuttered university’s Mayfield property up for sale.


Kentucky’s Attorney General Office is working with the shuttered Mid-Continent University to offer students discounted payment plans for federal loan debt. 


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.

MCU announced its closure this Spring and on June 30 instruction ends at the University for good.

Mid-Continent University's board of trustees meets Tuesday to discuss the potential sale of the school’s campus, as a June 30 end-of-instruction date looms.

More than 150 Mid-Continent University students are in the process of transferring to Murray State.

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. 

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WKU Provost Gordon Emslie has responded to Morgan and says he never made the statement. WKU Media Relations Director Bob Skipper says the two have met and the situation has been resolved.


  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.

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 says getting a loan discharged isn’t necessarily the best option for Mid-Continent students.