Feds keeping close eye on MSU financial aid
Federal education officials will keep a closer eye on how Mountain State University hands out millions of dollars in federal financial aid to students, after the private school lost its accreditation earlier this month.
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#1 Jul 22, 2012
This is concerning as this plan will allow MSU students to continue to receive Title IV funds even though the school is no longer accredited. Why allow students to borrow taxpayer money at all? Even for some of the most liberal staff (who are California transplants) this should look like it is too far out on the left of logic. I know the students got a raw deal lately but a lot of them are just living on loan money. If you can't get a 2 year degree in 7 years, you probably aren't college material. There are plenty of fast food establishments and motels to work at. With access to funds like Title IV, it has become a concerted effort on both students and administrations part to screw this whole thing up. MSU has become a mechanism of "educational welfare" with students registering and attending class long enough to get their loan disbursements and then stop showing up to class. Ergo, they fail out and sign up again next round. HLC held MSU responsible and hopefully attorneys will hold administration and some faculty responsible for their part. Now it is time for students to take responsibility for what part they have played in this mess. I am sure there are students right now whos only concern is getting next years loan disbursements. This is sad.
#2 Jul 22, 2012
you have to pass your classes in order to be eigibile for financial aid.
#3 Jul 22, 2012
letting the school continue to get more students to graduation means their classes will still be substandard.
#4 Jul 22, 2012
I agree with the statement above. However, some instructors gifted grades and the crap kept on cycling around. Most of the students weren't smart enough to pass but MSU kept them rolling through anyway. The low pass and graduation rate is what sank this turd. Ultimately, students have only themselves (and the gifting of grades type instructors) to blame for this debacle. There are still posts on other threads where students are STILL asking about their financial aid checks. Welfare freaks.
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