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Arkansas Baptist College Students Raise Questions About Financial Aid

Some students at Arkansas Baptist College say they have not received their financial aid for the semester yet.
 LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Some students at Arkansas Baptist College say they haven't received financial aid for the fall semester which started last month.

Students we talked to say without financial aid they can't pay for the tools needed to be successful during the school year.

Arkansas Baptist College administrators say someone hacked into their computer system last month causing major technical issues on campus.

Employees had to wait for their paychecks along with that, the internet and phone systems also went down.

And now, students say there's no financial aid money.

One student says he's especially frustrated because he moved from Memphis just to attend this school.

Elijah Townsend said, "But I also think it's important for faculty, staff and administrators to at least have some type of communication with us so that we know what's going on and we're informed because I want to graduate from an historically black college and I chose Arkansas Baptist and I'm hoping I'm able to fulfill that."

College administrators say most of their technical issues have been worked out like internet and payroll, but they continue to make this a issue a top priority.

We did talk to a representative with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education today.

He says they've also received financial aid complaints about Arkansas Baptist College.

Since it's a private institution though, there's not much the state can do, but they're assisting the school in whatever way possible.

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