PINEVILLE — Clear Creek Baptist Bible College is reaching out to students displaced by the closure of Mid-Continent University in far western Kentucky to offer help in finishing their ministerial degrees
“I personally have instructed staff to waive application fees for these students,” said Clear Creek President Donnie Fox. “In addition, if students get financial help from their churches, we have some matching funds available. Our goal is that no one who had their ministry training interrupted by the situation at Mid-Continent University will have to walk away from Clear Creek because they cannot afford to come.”
Clear Creek Admissions Director Shannon Benefiel has been receiving calls from impacted students searching for options to finish their ministry degrees. He has been working with the students to help those who want to transfer to Clear Creek, an institution affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and that receives funding from the Cooperative Program to help cover the cost of tuition.
Fox said Clear Creek Financial Aid Director Sam Risner will work with each of the students “to leave no stone unturned in seeking financial help beyond that tuition savings.”
Clear Creek has been providing ministerial training since 1926.
Mid-Continent had warned in February that financial issues might force it to close after the U.S. Department of Education rejected federal financial aid paperwork.