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Time Running Out for Thousands in Grants for a College Education at Mid-Continent

Financial aid loans and often grants are available to make going back to college affordable. State grant funding is based on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be gone as soon as the middle of February. If you complete your financial aid application now, you could get thousands in assistance for your education. Even those with high incomes almost always qualify for nearly $3,000. Applying for financial aid does not commit you to attend college; it commits the money for you to attend college. ADVANTAGE is trying to reach all those who are even considering attending in 2012-2013. MCU does not want you to miss out on thousands in grants, which is free money with no pay back.

Steve Christmas, Mid-Continent’s Paducah area 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.”

For more details, Mid-Continent is holding free information sessions. Stop by for a few minutes on Tuesday, February 21st anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM or Wednesday, February 22nd anytime between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Butler County Public Library located at 116 W. Ohio St. in Morgantown.

Mid-Continent University ADVANTAGE currently has approximately 1,900 adults enrolled in 29 cities and towns across Kentucky and southern Illinois. ADVANTAGE has now graduated thousands of adults, and in the process, helped each of them achieve a life-long goal of a college degree. Over the past decade, Mid-Continent University has grown 399%, making it the fastest growing university in Kentucky ( With a one night a week schedule and affordable tuition, adults in ADVANTAGE finally have a way to earn their college degree. Mid-Continent also offers undergraduate and graduate degrees completely online.

Mid-Continent University is a private, non-profit, Southern Baptist affiliated organization. MCU is regionally accredited and headquartered in Mayfield, Kentucky. If you are interested in information about enrolling in ADVANTAGE, email, visit or call 1-888-MCU-GRAD.


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