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Lindenwood University / High priced and low serviced

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This shcool has a good reputation until you have a child go there. Their
very difficult and uncaring.

I am a mother with an ex who was ordered to pay 90% of my daughters
school costs. I have had to take him back to court 6 times in 3 years to
get this done.

Each year I had to take loans to cover the cost until I could get the
judge to force money from my ex. But this year the financial director
decided to be a complete donkey. When my daughter and I showed to inroll
he started yelling at me for my ex harrassing the shcool. He also
decided he would no longer speak to either my ex or myself. Even though
I am paying the bill.

Last time the financial director was supeonied and he did not show - the
third time the Judge told him to show or he would be picked up by the
police & cuffed and charged.

So he came and he was mad. He lied on the stand, said he didn't remember
saying anything to me. Saying they arrange payment plans, but never
would with me. Then he made a math error on the cost of school. He also
said he had never seen the courts judgement on what my ex and myself are
to pay, yet he determined what each should pay and it cost me.

The judge, tired of seeing us, just went with what the director said. A
man who would not sit down with me, who had sat down with my ex, a man
who can't do basic math, and who had never seen the judges orders. Thats
clearly a person who is bias against single mothers and sides with the
man despite right or wrong.

Then the director decided to send my loans back without discussing that
with me. My daughter needed some money, had my permission to use the
money, but he decided the answer is no. Didn't call me to discuss it or
anything. However 3 months later the loans still show as disbursed with
my loan company. Where is the money? I would ask but no one there will
speak to me.

There is another problem with Lindenwood, most their students end up
going longer than the term agreed on because the over accept students,
then they run out of housing, they don't have the classes you need,
either they are not offered each semester or when they are they are full.

The crime rate is not as absent as I was led to believe. It looks like a
very protected school but don't let it fool you. The have had their
share of crime and they try to keep you from focusing on that.

When I tried to reach the President, he also would not speak with me. So
if you want to try to reach someone at the school with a complaint it is
impossible.

There is no internet, phone or tv in the houses. There are in the dorms
but not in the houses making it very expensive for students. Most can't
afford it. These are houses provided by the shcool and they should have
internet - this day and age the kids can't do without it.

Because they do not allow students to have the opposite sex in rooms or
houses many students have sex on the parking lot in cars, not safe, and
no one seems to be bothered to stop it. They also throw their not so
safe condoms on the parking lot. Yuck.

So if you want to go to a school that is high priced and low service go
to Lindenwood. Other wise check out Washington Uni. My daughter could
have go there for about the same cost and it is a better school all around.

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  • Ly
      14th of Apr, 2018
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    I'm a person researching schools for a daughter who has not graduated from high school. Much of what you say raises my antennae of skepticism. First off, my research shows that Lindenwood is a bargain compared to Washington University which is approximately 3 times more expensive. I think only 20 to 30% of those who apply to Washington U will ever be accepted academically. Washington U I would compare to the major baseball league where Lindenwood would be in the minor league. Secondly, its not the job of a University to fix your screwed up household if your ex and you can't agree on who pays what. My understanding is they expect full payment at the beginning of the semester. The student loan program supplements the college and it sounds like you were creating confusion with their program, not to mention your attitude of entitlement which screams in your writing. Thirdly, if the university has a policy of single sex dorm rooms, that is something you knew before your child enrolled. If you approve of your student having premarital sex, why not impress upon him/her that marriage is more special than having sex in the parking lot. There chances of making something of themselves drasticly improve when they do not have babies outside of marriage or abortions. My suggestion would be for the college security personnel to check the parking lot regularly and call the local police for public indecency. All in all, I think Lindenwood will be a better place since they do not have your approval and you child will no longer be going there.

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