Maysville Community College has unfair business practices concerning students' Financial Aid.
People are told one thing and then surprised with something contradictory. The Financial Aid office withholds awarded grants and loans until later in the semester without informing the student that he/she will not be able to pay for textbooks and materials in time for class.
Students who especially attend Summer sessions are not informed that they will not see any disbursements until at least a month and a half after classes begin.
MCC is part of the KCTCS college system of Kentucky and classes typically start May 7. Because of the withholding of student funds, students gain financial worries and ultimately cannot comply with instructors' curriculum.
The Ashland bookstore (ashlandctc.bkstore.com/), which is not owned by KCTCS any longer but owned by Barnes & Nobles, claims that MCC won't make funds available until after May 14. Summer classes are accelerated courses that run one month to complete. It's full speed ahead from day one, this is common knowledge for anyone who is associated with college life.
The MCC Financial Aid Office, which is run by Leslie McCord and Karen Overley, says that the students won't see any of the money until the end of June.
Many of my classmates, as well as other students of the KCTCS, are furious because the college didn't bother to inform any of the students of this unfair practice and many students are stuck without any way to pay for materials. I am one of those students.
MCC has been contacted numerous times over this matter and a different story gets told each time. The first time they stated that the funds would be accessible on May 14th, which is what Ashland said, and after two more unreturned phone calls to Leslie McCord, the office said the funds would be disbursed at the end of June.
MCC has a Licking Valley campus installed in Cynthiana, KY and no one there seems to be helpful most of the time for anything.
These conditions are unacceptable for me and I am sure I speak on behalf of many other students as well. This problem must be exposed to the public as fair warning for potential students to take their business elsewhere in hopes of getting what they deserve, a financial worry-free education. That's the point of going to school.