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I started at AIU in 2017. When I started at AIU in 2017, I started class when they decided to remove me from class because I hadn't given them my high school diploma. And I told the representative that my high school was closed and I had no way to get my transcripts. But I told them that I had an associate's degree from Taylor's Business Institute. The...

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American InterContinental University [AIU] - Phone calls

I am receiving phone calls every morning night all times of the day all times of the evening and is getting out of hand! I have already told three people to stop calling me from their University I don't know why they're calling me but it needs to stop I am so frustrated right now I don't even feel like making a complete sentences! This morning the phone call started at 7:30 a.m. and it has been three so far please take me off of your call list

Desired outcome: All I want is the phone calls to stop

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12:46 pm EST

American InterContinental University [AIU] - Harassment phone calls!

I am constantly getting phone calls every half an hour from this place even after I block the number they call me from a new one! Everytime I answer nobody speaks and everytime I call back it always goes to voicemail! I'm really getting pissed off especially since I do not want to go to college and have never put my number out there for it to be called like this. And especially after there's Google pages about them harassing people, you'd think they'd stop calling. Fu*k you AIU QUIT CALLING ME.

Desired outcome: I want this resolved ASAP.

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I'm looking to go back to college to obtain my bachelors degree. I applied at a local college campus and started getting phone calls every half hour from AIU about my "request for information" when I'd never heard of them or put in any request." I finally spoke to them and told them I'd already found a local college with in person classes and they argued...

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AIU phone number [protected] Will not stop calling me to the point where I consider it harrassment. My number is [protected]. Please do not share my phone number or call my phone number. My email address is [protected]@gmail.com please use it for any communication. I now have been informed that my complaint is too short and that I must fill all 350 characters. So now it's 377

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Stay away from this scam. I completed AIUs BBA degree plan and completed it shortly before I retired from the US Coast Guard. I thought along with my 30 years of experience a degree would give me a better chance of getting a good civilian job, wrong!!! I soon found out no employers looked on the AIU degree as a real one. I decided to go back to school and...

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I been attending AIU online for three years. During that time I repeatedly asked for an explanation of my loan increase, when I clearly didn't take out an excessive amount. The staff keep changing, my admission counselor quit two weeks after enrolling me according to AIU. Everything I ask about my refunds they lied to me about, I keep getting a new...

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American InterContinental University [AIU] - school is good, resources not so much

I was blocked out of my classes on June 11th, 2019 after 6-am. I had due dates for assignments that they pushed on me to get done at a certain time, I'm considering going back to doing nothing like I did two years ago, this school gig is not working anymore. I'm approaching 40. These Colleges and Universities do not respect their students, they treat them like crap. I get two new classes and can't continue my work on them, after I took notes down and written due dates of the assignments for the classes I needed to do, I must have sniffing my cat's catnip, when I decided to return to this school. I request my refund, if they screw me over I will want to take legal action.
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Jun 12, 2019 11:56 am EDT

AIU is unreliable and they screw you over.

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American InterContinental University [AIU] - financial aid

I see a lot of people on this forum have had bad experiences with AIU especially with them lying about financial aid covering the courses and then later charging you a debt. This college is full of liars, frauds and nothing but a diploma mills all over again! I'm meeting with an attorney and plan on filing a lawsuit against the school. If anyone is interested email me at [protected]@yahoo.com.

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I had been considering a BA in Business Administration, and had been contacted by another school. I did not solicit information from AIU, they contacted me, at about the end of February, by phone. I agreed to look at the information that was e-mailed to me, in my own good time. Since then, I have been getting calls daily, sometimes more than one a day...

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American InterContinental University [AIU] - keep calling

I am a graduate of AIU. All of a sudden they are calling me like 3 or 4 times a day. How do I stop them from calling? I have no desire to go back. I just want them to stop calling me, unless they want to forgive my debt. If a person doesn't answer for a week then they are not going to answer. I just want them to stop calling because I have no desire to return. The number they keep calling is [protected].

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My problem with American InterContinental University is their Intellipath system, when it comes to certain subjects, hard subjects like Aspects of Psychology and every time I go in to learn about Long Memory and other topics, they keep on switching the questions and answers, so that I won't get them and I wish that they would stop that. I'm still failing or...

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I was charged $43, 000 for a Bachelor's degree in IT. I never had any hands on for that Degree so I basically don't know what I am doing if I got a job. They promise you a job and Harass you after getting an associates degree to get a bacheolor's then harass you about getting a Masters Degree. I was scammed out of my money for a Degree I can not use since I...

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I went through a long interview with a girl. One of the questions was what would I like to do with the money I make after I got my degree from AIU. I gave her an answer, but according to her it was wrong. She then suggested I buy clothes, a new car and other popular answers. So I told her I'd like to buy clothes and a new car. She was happy with that and...

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I enrolled in to AIU online and like many others was contacted at work and pressured into student loans and all they said to me is that my education was paid for . I attended for 6 months and it cost me 40, 000!!! I have been paying it back over the course of 10 years and have been denied pell grants due to this debt. I am furious and would love to file a...

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In 2004 I only took the virtual tour with American Intercontinental University. I never took one class or did one assignment for this school. But, yet they took my 2013 tax refund the above amount for a class or classes I never took. I never attended one online class with this school. The contents of their letter is a total fabrication of what happened. I...

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American InterContinental University [AIU] - multiple combat veteran stripped of pale grant

I was a student at American Intercontinental University. I was a Marine Corps sniper deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. When I got out I wanted nothing more than to further my education to support my wife and two children in a deprived economy. When I made the decision to go with AIU online it was a huge mistake. Not only did my student advisor call me at all hours of the day, seven days a week, but they refuse to give me my $5500 pale grant that I qualified for through the government. Instead of paying me this in a lump sum they gave me $1300 and told me that a few months later I would be paid the rest. That pale grant was for the 2010 school year. I received the $1300 on 4/15/2011 and was scheduled to receive the rest today. I pulled out of the college because I realized how bad their program is and they stopped payment to my account. Regardless of why or when I pulled out of this so called "University" that pale grant was supposed to be for the year 2010 so why do I not get the additional $4200? When I tried to contact them I was not rude in any way but they disconnected the phone call. When I tried to contact them through live chat, they stopped talking to me. I was being extremely sincere and professional while asking them why my funds were cancelled and was denied any sort of answer. So now I will pursue this in a court of law. I highly recommend that any student looking for a college to attend, for the sake of your future, do not attend this school. You will be harassed via phone and e-mail and probably lose money. I had a 4.0 GPA until I had to start traveling for work and the school refused to work with me on any of these matters, so for the thousands of dollars I spent to get ahead in society, they took it right back and my GPA began to fall. This is another reason I pulled out.

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May 07, 2013 12:40 pm EDT
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I never attended one online class with this school. The contents of their letter is a total fabrication of what happened. I only went onto American InterContinental University site for the virtual tour. In doing so I was maneuvered. I had no plans in enrolling in classes by the simple fact I had just been laid off, I had no money to invest into school at that time. Plus, I was attending Olive Harvey College, which I was eligible for financial aid with them. Where is AIU's proof I entered into their virtual class rooms? An assignment completed by me... How did I pay the $35.00? What form of payment did I use? Check, money order, (Visa, MasterCard)? They seemed to have so called proof of everything else that benefits them, not returning my money. I repeat, I didn't attend any classes. And, look at the time span July 11th-July 19th. Clearly, I had no intentions of attending classes with this school. And, no I didn't understand I was being forced into contract for classes. I wasn't even able to talk to a live person, after realizing I was being railroaded, I tried online and by phone. Lastly, I have had jobs between July of 2004 and now which I received refunds, why was this amount taken at this time, if I truly owed it from 2004, it is now 2013 nine years later? I question that by itself, and I am almost sure they have done this to others, just taking our money. In my eyes they have not proven I took any of their classes. Looks like they have attempted to charge me for looking! The Department of Education redirected my refund to AIU when in fact I didn't owe them.

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American InterContinental University [AIU] - this company is a total scam

This company is a total scam. They lure you in by your desire to further or complete your education online. They tell you all this bull about how you can do this with your tuition reimbursement and how they need a $50 fee to process your application. They process you and then sign you up. You are supposed to have a financial counseling session, but the next thing you know, you are signed up and ready to go. They send you books, etc. in the mail that just arrive at your home. Then, when you think, ok, I'll try this...they hit you with a $4300.00 bill for 2 30 day classes. Yes, I said $4300.00 for 2 30 day classes. Then, when you question them about why you were not told that this was the charge prior to sending you books, etc...you are faxed your 'application' agreement which in small letters states that you agree to any and all fees! Is this not a rip off? I mean, they lure you in and then hit you with a big bill after you think you are only 'applying' to see if you would be approved. Get real. I only hope more people do not get lured into this school's(if it really is a school) crap. Also, when you tell them you are not paying, they tell you, well you know, you can't get a home loan, etc. because this is like not repaying a student loan. How over the barrel have they got you? Looks to me like it's no contest..

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I have to say this college is incredibly wrong. I have been looking for an online college to attend for my vet tech associates degree. AIU called me to find out what I was looking for and when I told them that I had already chosen to go with Penn Foster, the representive proceeded to tell me that Penn Foster is NOT an accredited college. That raised some...

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American InterContinental University [AIU] - sallie mae

I graduated from in 2004 with a BFA in Design. Prior to attending AIU, I attended a land based school with 3 years of undergraduate work in design. During my one year at AIU the financial aide process was suspect only when AIU told me that I had to come up with 1500 dollars or not graduate. Where this amount came from was strange because according to what I applied for I should have had everything I asked for in terms of monies to complete school. They told me Sallie mae was the only lender available and when I told them I would use my personal bank they said time was very limited (like the next day) and that if I did not pay I could not finish my degree program. I was very unhappy with AIU and Sallie mae and now I'm in rage reading all this stuff going on with AIU now. If AIU does not win its case and found guility then the right thing to do is pay back affected students only what we have paid in principle and interest to any and all lenders, allow us to transfer our course work to a near by land based school to get our degree and get the hell out of the education business. Seems fair.

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