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Students File Lawsuit Against Mountain State University
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jul. 12, 2012 11:14 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012 11:22 AM EDT
Beckley , West Virginia
More heat to the fire for a university in the mountain state which has lost its accreditation.
Three students have filed a lawsuit against Mountain State University, former university President Charles Polk and the Board Of Trustees -- over revoked accreditation -- those students say their degrees are worthless.
The lawsuit states Mountain State told students it was in sound shape when it knew otherwise.
The students are seeking class-action status for their case and it should cover anyone who's been enrolled at school since 2008. That's when the school first learned it might be in trouble.
Mountain State is appealing the Higher Learning Commission's decision to withdraw it's general accreditation.
Meanwhile, the University of Charleston is offering to help Mountain State University students by offering them scholarships to attend the capital city university.
Students must meet certain academic standards, and will be considered as transfer students.
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