No Experience

I've had no experience with this university and I intent to remove this review right away. I am just trying to figure out how to leave a review. Now I just learned that it must be at least 100 w in length so I am going to keep on writing about this school that I have not experience with just to see what happens next. This additional text is duplicated. I've had no experience with this university and I intent to remove this review right away. I am just trying to figure out how to leave a review. Now I just learned that it must be at least 100 w in length so I am going to keep on writing about this school that I have not experience with just to see what happens next. One more time... I've had no experience with this university and I intent to remove this review right away. I am just trying to figure out how to leave a review. Now I just learned that it must be at least 100 w in length so I am going to keep on writing about this school that I have not experience with just to see what happens next. I hope that is enough. If not I will write more.
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#1181454

Please remove this "review" it was a test of how the process works and was not meant to be posted. I believe that anyone who reads it can see that it is not a real "review".

I tried to remove it myself but it seems that one must get a court order to do so.

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@PissedConsumer1181454

No one seems to care. I was glad to read what you wrote which shows me to not believe anything I read about this school in less than 100 words!

A statement as you mentioned in a few words could not have been posted the way all other school reviews are required to be posted. I am happy to see your experiment not removed as you clearly meant no harm to the school.

only to have made a very important impression on at least me, that I do not want to be affiliated with school I cannot be proud of going to. Clearly, this is not the right school for a person with ethics, truth, and honesty.

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#877139 Review #877139 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Reason of review
I'm just happy.
New Reviewer

NO HELP, SCAM

2012-**** Medical Assisting Student. Got to my 3rd semester and was unable to find a location for my clinicals. No help from the university at all. I am diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, attempted to get disability assistance from the school, again nothing. In my first semester I purchased a year worth of books, understanding that there would be a remaining balance to be paid monthly of $800. However, I withdrew October 2013, officially it processed on November 1, 2013. And I was charged 10% for that semester, they state there is no book buyback, and that they allowed me to go over $2,000 of my aid in books, and 1,000 for the 3 day difference, RIDICULOUS!!!. Now 2015, attempting to complete my degree, and not able to because of my official transcripts. Finally got in touch with bursars office after months of people saying they will call me back, they told me that all they do is send an email to attempt to inform of any balance, that because they are online they do not call or send anything in the mail. Well, I am paying back my financial aid, almost $15,000 I also got full grants, and still owe $3,000, how is that possible? I am paying it back to the government and cannot get any credit for my time there? They said they will not be able to help me, with any of this even if I do a payment arrangement they will not release my transcript, until it is paid in full. Again, I cannot work, because I cannot be on my feet long anymore, so I decided to go back to school for business which is more desk work, so I offered them $100, a month, however they said they will not accept that. They can;t do book buybacks, even though I checked and all the books are still the same as before. This is utterly ridiculous, I cannot believe I am stuck now with no way to complete my degree, because of this mistake I made with this school. They are extremly expensive and charge for everything.
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#636523 Review #636523 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Angelo, Texas
Cons
  • Prices
  • Assistance
  • Understanding
Reason of review
ALL
Loss
$15000
Preferred solution
Send my official transcript to one school, accept the books backs and I will pay the remainder of balance after seeing a full invoice of charges and credits.

Keiser University Jacksonville, Florida

This school is money not education driven. Their emphasis is on breaking your spirit and giving the feeling of hopelessness. They set unattainable goals which are personable and have nothing to do with preparing you for your future in the any degree field.They should be ashamed of their unethical behavior. Whatever loop hole they are using to extort individuals out of thousands of dollars needs to be closed. When less than 60% of the class is still enrolled only half way through a program of study it's time for Mr. Keiser to reevaluate his curriculum and to perhaps take is personal preferences out of the equation!
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#1419752

No, this school is not top notch at all. It's nothing but money driven.

Have you looked at the NCLEX for KU? Pretty sad number.

Ontop of that they LOVE to max out your financial aid as far as possible, then make you apply for a private loan to cover the rest. A basic general education class costs 3x as much as it would at a Community College with better instructors.

#659774

You have no idea what you are talking about. KU is top notch. :cry

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#414223 Review #414223 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Jacksonville, Florida
Loss
$50000

Keiser University student loan FRAUD!

I have applied for a student loan back in November of 2007 so that I could attend Keiser University in Sarasota, FL. I was swindled in my opinion, and was signed up for a semester of classes I was not even interested in (I wanted to go to Pastry School, and was signed up for a general Culinary program study) all the time telling me, "Oh well you can choose your pastry related classes once you're here" I was told I would need to get a loan to take care of my class schedule, and it was recommended I call Sallie Mae. I did so, and was approved for an $11,000 loan (split into 2 parts) within 24 hours. The next day after attending a Meat 101 class at Keiser I was called to the financial aide office and told I would need more financial support to cover my classes. I left in tears, knowing I would not be able to find anymore funding and contacted Sallie Mae, to explain my situation and ask that we can cancel the loan. In which case, I was told, "Sure no problem. However, we've already written a check for the first $5,500 to Keiser so we will need them to send the check back." I returned to my counselor at Keiser the next day, and was told in so many words, "Sorry this is our policy. You signed the contract, and are now responsible for paying it back." I never even went to class, other than those first few days! I've also offered to return my unused knife kit, two chef jackets, and textbook, but have gotten little to no response from anyone at Keiser willing to work with me. I still have all my equiptment and would like a peaceful resolution with everyone involved. I have been reported to a collections agency, and have even applied for a mediation meeting with a Sallie Mae Recovery Agency, which is scheduled for September 13, 2011. I was contacted on August 15,2011 by a woman named Renee from the Sallie Mae Recovery Agency and it was explained I have till the end of the month to "find $4,800" which is a negotiated amount they came up with. My total originally was $6,800 from the cashed check that went to Keiser. I have no way to pay this amount in full to Sallie Mae. I'm a waitress, & I live at home with my mother, who has actually been in the hospital for over 2 weeks, and Renee told me they could perhaps take my car, or relinquish my wages if I cannot come up with the money. I have been to my local bank who holds my car loan to see if a another loan was possible to pay Sallie Mae back, and they have already closed out the loan, which dropped my credit score too low to be accepted for a loan & my car is not a usable form of equity I was told. I don't own a house, or even my car yet, so I don't know what to do. I just feel completely swindled by Keiser and don't think it's fair they are allowed to do this to students. I realize I signed the contract, and should have read things more carefully perhaps, but I was in and out of the registration office in less than an hour. At first Sallie Mae seemed understanding, but have now changed their tone completely, and aren't really willing to work with me. I was making payments back to Sallie Mae for quite sometime, but have since been told "my $100 a month isn't really helping anything. My principle interest in too high." I don't know what to do, I really do want this to work out and not have my name or credit tarnished. I just am unsure what steps to take, next. Please if anyone could respond and help me at all, I'd be so grateful. Thank you, Whitney Pemrick
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#1661415

This is an old post but I guess it's the Keiser way. I had a similar experience.

I enrolled and took a couple of classes online, I provided the school with copies of my SSA card twice and then received a call that there was an issue, and i needed to sign the documents again. I did and thought nothing of it. Then I received a call from the FinAid department that there was another issue, my student loan had not gone through and I was now responsible for the balance. Excuse me?

Apparently Keiser had put the wrong SSA number on my application and the loan was denied then they ran it again for TWICE the amount I agreed to and it went through. So, let me get this straight they received twice the amount I agreed to and now want $7,000 from me? Nope. We went around a few times, they sent it to a collection agency then somehow it just disappeared when I threatened to go to the government with my evidence, which was the false SSA number and duplicate loan applications, I had copies of both.

I didn't think anything of it when they asked me for my SSA card the second time but if any school or organization does it now I will demand to know the reason. BEWARE of Keiser, they may try to scam you.

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#257764 Review #257764 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
New Reviewer

They are scamers and liers

i attened years ago and after withdrawing found all the ways they rip you off.. first they get the student loans for you and you never see where the money is put, if there is any extra and if you stop attending they keep the loan even if you haven't used it all. second they tell you your credits transfer when they don't thats why i stopped going. third the charge you for extra classes when you withdraw sometimes the same class twice. forth the prices of the books are almost 4x more than if you bought them somewhere else. lastly they loose you paperwork so when you ask about everything they say i will get back to you and never do!!!! DO NOT GO HERE!!!
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#525921

^ It was unlikely anyone explained that promissory note to him. no one pointed that out to me. it was a bibles worth of legalese and I was asked to sign here, here, and here while the FA officer summerized what I was signing.

I know thats bad, but I have never actually seen anyone read 500 pages of legalese, ever.

Also, what he meant by 'still being billed for classes' was that they continue to charge you for the entire 2 semester period. if you quit after 20 days into the first semster, you will be charged for that entire semester, and the entire next semester, because they group billing cycles in twos.

My experience with their greenacres EMT program was rubbish... the General Ed classes were a nostalgic trip back to high school.

Actually, the entire time I was there, It felt like High school.

#418344

I admit I didnt do my research before attending KCC in Miami Lakes, FL. I assumed that since it was an accredited institution I didn't have much to worry about. The first day of class, the Dean and faculty come and introduce themselves as people who know the business and are there to help you. They say this help will come in the form of tutoring, monthly evaluations and action plans. What they dont tell you is that the tutoring is a joke and that the action plans are a punishment not a tool. They also dont tell you that they are under no obligation to provide you with a midterm or final exam reviews. They justify this by saying that if you attended the tutoring, you simply would not need it. The 1st semester has one excellent instructor but the 2nd semester has a mediocre instructor who can't grasp the material enough to explain it other than telling you to read the book. For the midterm and final, our review consisted of 13 words the afternoon before the exams that were each worth 20% of your grade.

They made changes to the grading scale almost every two months to suit themselves leaving you wondering WTF !! The financial aid is made up of an "estimate" and even today, 16 hrs away from my 3rd semester starting, I still dont know how much its going to cost me.

Informing us students of anything relevant is not seen as important or necessary. Some students spent 28K to be told the last day that they didnt make the min grade of 75 but only made a 74.9 !!!

They love to paste the slogan, "Take personal responsibility" in every classroom but they never feel like they need to answer to you or treat you with respect.

Please, do your homework and attent a state run school like MDC, BC, Sheridan Tech or Miami Lkes Tech. Those cost only 5K and those credits ARE transferable.

#220468

Dont attend this school please. I attend it now and i pray that when i graduate i will be able to find a job.

I'm a nursing student and i would expect to have skills as a nurse but i do not. We are losing clinical sites left and right. The teachers give you the answers to every text just to pass you. The labs are impossible to fail.

They are firing and hiring teachers every couple of months. Please beleive the bad things you here about Keiser College. I've had nothing but bad experiences since I've been there. They charge about 3x as much as real colleges.

And the thing about the financial aid is true. You will never get a straight answer from the staff in financial aid. I pay alot of money per month to attend and i would like to except nothing but the best training. Thats not what i got.

I feel as though i got the worse training. DONT GO TO THIS PLACE!!!

#199216

I agree that you need to take responsibility for your actions and not blame others because of your misunderstanding. I attend this school and find I was told everything up front.

I attended the community college and barely got to talk to anyone in administration or financial aid. I am also African American and your statement about the location of the school is very unacceptable. I hope you rethink your position on this as it appears you are not african american and you still attended.

Sounds like you have a lot of misinformation and probably directing some of your anonmosity at the wrong people. I have found this to be a great experience.

#164064

They are definitely a scam. Tons and tons of people have horrendous experiences with this degree mill. They seem like a legit school, they flaunt their accreditation but it means absolutely NOTHING.

Ive come across 3 employers who have utterly laughed at the school and hired me based on my education I had to get from another school after having been ripped off by this place. I've always had a high GPA and consider myself a very bright student but this place will graduate anyone who shows up. If you notice most Keiser schools are located in lower middle class or predominantly African American areas.

Their whole plan is to steal from these poor folks by offering them a better life when all they do is sign you up for student loans with their buddies (Sallie Mae), promise you that you wont pay anymore then 200$ a month and then when you get your bills its more like 500+ a month. You realize soon after that you got scammed because no employer even looks at you and then you have massive loans for the worst of educations (approx. 30k)

Their whole school is filled with teachers and staff that have absolutely no idea how to do their job and most teachers are teaching subjects in which they have no business even teaching. School is a gigantic scam, you see them on tv, on buses and you hear them on radio advertisements but stay away from this *** hole!

#148583

You really should be very careful when you are talking about financial aid.

First you sign a master promissory note that states if the there is money left over after the year end, A. Do you want it to go back to the loan thereby reducing your loan amount B. Do you want it to come to you in the form of a check IF there is surplus. Understand that financial aid is governed by the dept of education, not the institution you are attending. It's all legal and you received a copy of your promissory note when you viewed your funding plan. You had to sign to accept or decline the package. Everything was spelled out in black and white. By law, an institution cannot keep funds that belong to you. Dept of Education again keeps all schools in compliance.

Second - transferring credits - this is the biggest misnomer of ALL college students. There is no guarentee with ANY school all your credits will transfer regardless of how good a student you were or not. What is required for a degree at one school may not be required at another.

Both schools may not be under the same accredition, one school may operate on semester credit hours, another school may operate on quarter hours. Semester school credits are usually 3 per class, quarter schools are usually 5 per class. If you changed majors, you have opened another whole can of worms. This is where you do your research my fine scholars. It is up to you to know what requirements each school you are looking at is going to need.

More than likely SOME of your credits will transfer but there is a special department at each school that will discern that from your transcripts. Oh! That's another thing...

Some schools will accept a C- or higher, some schools accept C+ or higher. If you got a C at one school and need a C+ to transfer to another school, you are SOL, that credit will not transfer.

Do your homework, stop bad mouthing the people that are trying to give you an education. None of you have complained about getting free money have you in the form of grants or scholarships?

If someone is being billed on their credit card monthly for classes they haven't taken, that is not correct either. Upon dropping out of school or graduating, student loans begin 6 months from that date. If you took any classes at all, those classes are now due & payable.

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Hollywood, Florida

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