Mid-Continent University

Education
6:57 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Shutting Down: MCU Attempts to Ease Former Students' Debt with Interest Free Loans

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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.

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Education
3:56 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Mid-Continent Board Will Discuss Campus Sale Potential at Tuesday Meeting

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.

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Education
11:21 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Mid-Continent Transfers to Murray State Split Between Online, Regional, Main Campus Programs

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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Education
7:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

(Updated) MSU's Provost Confronts WKU Counterpart Over Negative Comments About MSU Online Programs

MSU Provost Jay Morgan
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Update:

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.

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Education
4:46 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Mid-Continent Students Unable to Finish Their Program Can Get Federal Student Loan Payments Forgiven

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  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.

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Education
4:58 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Mid-Continent to Develop Teach Out Agreements with Murray State, Two Private Schools

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Mid-Continent University is working on teach-out agreements for its students with Murray State University, University of the Cumberlands and Campbellsville University according to MCU’s website.

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 30th. 

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Education
4:18 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Murray State’s Next President Says University Discussing Short, Long Term Roles with Mid-Continent

Murray State’s next president, Bob Davies, says while MSU 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.

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Education
2:19 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

MSU Transfer Credit Could Be Available for Mid-Continent Students; AG Conway Pledges Support

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UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has pledged his support to students affected by the shutdown of Mid-Continent University.

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Higher Education
9:03 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30

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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.  The Mayfield-based MCU has been battling financial and accreditation issues for more than a year.

Chairman Tom Butler said all employees were let go Wednesday, but classes will continue until June 30.

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Education
3:27 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President

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On Saturday, Mid-Continent University leaders appointed Dr. Robert "Tom" Walden as acting president, effective immediately, replacing current acting president Dr. Ken Winters. 

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