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04-29-2014


University of the Cumberlands Offers Assistance to Mid-Continent Students

Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) is reaching out to students displaced by the closure of Mid-Continent University (MCU) in western Kentucky, to offer help in finishing their degrees.

UC welcomes any students interested in transferring from MCU to apply for admission. Whether the MCU student is looking to take traditional courses on campus or explore our versatile online programs through the School of Lifelong Learning, UC is a terrific place to continue one’s education.

In an effort to accelerate the admissions process, UC is currently waiving application fees for Mid-Continent students. UC’s transfer student coordinator, registrar, and academic advisors are available to assist students at every stage of the process to facilitate a smooth transfer of credit that does not impede academic progress.

Students interested in completing their degree as a full-time, on campus student may qualify for a transfer merit or academic scholarship. Transfer scholarships are based on your cumulative MCU GPA and can be worth up to $10,000 per year. Scholarships are awarded automatically and do not require an application.

MCU students, who have already applied for financial aid for the fall 2014, will need to add University of the Cumberlands to their FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The code for UC is 001962.

Representatives from University of the Cumberlands will be on the Mid-Continent University campus on Wednesday, April 30th from noon to 6:00 pm in Classroom Building #103 to assist transferring students.

UC officials are also working on an official “teach-out” plan for current MCU students. Interested MCU students should visit http://www.ucumberlands.edu/admissions/mcu/ or call Russell Carr, Assoc. Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator, at 800-343-1609 ext. 4241 to learn about on-campus and online transfer options.

Mid-Continent issued a release in February that financial issues might force it to close after the U.S. Department of Education rejected federal financial aid paperwork. Closure will be effective June 30, 2014.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; ten pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit www.ucumberlands.edu.