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Thousands in Grants Available for College Education at Mid-Continent University

A college education is more affordable than many people may think. Financial aid comes in many forms. Many Kentucky residents may qualify for Federal and one or more State Grants. A grant is not a loan and will not have to be repaid. State grant monies are running out earlier every year. It is important to apply for grants as soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Grant funds are designed to assist students with the cost of tuition, books, and fees. With state and federal grants, many students attend Mid-Continent University at little or no cost. Financial aid loans and often grants are available to make going back to college affordable. CAP funds have recently been exhausted already for this year. To be considered for Financial Aid, ALL students must complete the 2011-2012 FAFSA. Completing the FAFSA does not require you to enroll in school. Federal Grants (PELL) & State Grants (KTG) are available to those who qualify. Some students may not qualify for PELL, but qualify for KTG (high income limit). The State Grant - Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) is only available for those students who attend private accredited non-profit Kentucky colleges like Mid-Continent University.

Steve Christmas, Corporate Representative, said, “This is grant season and college grants are available for adult students. Even though a college degree isn't cheap, it is more affordable than most people think. People tend to think of loans and debt, but financial aid comes in many forms. Some employers assist with part of the tuition expense. You may qualify for federal and state grants that do not have to be paid back. Money should not stand in the way of the person who has a desire to complete his or her degree.”

Admissions Representative, Jackie Puckett, said, “State grant monies are running out earlier every year. Now is the time to apply for state and federal grants. With state and federal grants, many students attend MCU at little or no cost. We want to help our local adults apply for these grants so going back to school is an affordable option for them.” If you would like to learn more, email advantage@midcontinent.edu or call 1-888-MCU-GRAD.