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Up to $10,000 in grants available for college education

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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 Jan. 1, 2012. 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. To be considered for Financial Aid, ALL students must complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA. Completing the FAFSA does not require you to enroll in school.
The Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) provides need-based grants to qualified Kentucky residents to attend regionally accredited private colleges like Mid-Continent. This grant (up to $3,000/yr) is available for most MCU students, even those with high incomes. In addition to KTG, the CAP state grant (up to $1,900/yr) and Pell federal grant (up to $5,550/yr) are available to those who qualify but have lower income guidelines. State grant funding is based on a first-come, first-serve basis... typically gone by February. It is important to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ immediately or we can assist you at any of our info sessions at no cost to you. This does not commit you to going to college; it is just a way for you to determine how many grants you could qualify for. In addition, MCU works with employer education-reimbursement plans as well as military tuition assistance programs.   
Mid-Continent University ADVANTAGE has provided a path for thousands of adults to reach their life-long goal of a college degree. Currently, there are more than 1,800 adults enrolled in 29 different locations across Kentucky and southern Illinois, with additional students also enrolled in our online degrees. Why is this program reaching so many people? Adults in ADVANTAGE have a common regret: not earning their college degree at the traditional age. When a second chance comes along, many vow not to make the same mistake twice and finally “just do it.” With a one night a week schedule and affordable tuition, adults finally have a way to earn their college degree.  
If one night a week doesn’t work for you, some of our graduates earn their degrees completely online. If you would like more information about our online program email online@midcontinent.edu.

If you or someone you know would like details, stop by one of these information sessions: Thursday, Feb. 9 or Thursday, Feb. 16 anytime between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library located at 201 E. Main St. in Lebanon.
If you are unable to stop by one of the above sessions or in the event of inclement weather, please contact advantage@midcontinent.edu or call the university toll free at 1-888-MCU-GRAD.