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Virginia College / Fraud

1 Birmingham, AL, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 866-397-6656

I have been a student since May 16, 2010, I have yet to receive my financial aid, that I have been try Call back in two weeks", or they say not all of your paperwork is in, the paperwork has been in since June 1, 2010. I am trying to transfer to a college that actually wants me as a student, the credits can not be transferred . Tell me what is wrong with this picture. i already owe huge amounts in student loans, and I have not seen a dime of that money. Someone is lining their pockets, and when I emailed the Dean of student services, Tom Brown, he does not have the guts to even respond, So I guess his hand is in the cookie jar also.

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  • Al
      15th of Feb, 2011
    +1 Votes
    Virginia College - Bait and lure
    Virginia College
    United States

    No, the media is not picking on for-profits for a reason, everything negative that has been written about them is true. Being a former employee, I saw students tricked into enrolling into degree programs that couldn't even read or write. Many employees were threatened, harassed, and bullied by campus and corporate administrators for not making their quotas or retaining students. Those who stay in this type of environment and prey on these students are only motivated by GREED! These top level executives and campus presidents are getting rich with Title IV funds (U.S. gov't financial aid). When employers see that a student graduates from this college, their resumes go in the "*** no" pile. Students be aware!

  • Ha
      31st of May, 2011
    0 Votes

    The following editorial first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News:

    Though leaders in the House of Representatives insist their No. 1 priority is cutting government spending, it’s clear they have other goals. Among them is protecting the for-profit college industry, even though some of its practices waste untold millions in tax dollars and hurt poor and minority students.

    For months, the Department of Education has been working to develop the so-called “gainful employment” rule, which would help ensure that students attending for-profit colleges will be able to earn enough after they graduate to repay their federal loans. While the for-profit education sector — which includes colleges such as the University of Phoenix — enrolls just 12 percent of students, it takes in a quarter of student aid and accounts for 43 percent of loan defaults. Reform is clearly needed.

    So it was astonishing last month to see GOP lawmakers in the House, along with about 50 Democrats, pass legislation that blocked funding to implement the gainful employment rule. These lawmakers claim they’re concerned the rule will limit access to college. The truth is that it will limit the profits of their campaign contributors.

    Republicans in the Senate are trying to pass a similar measure. We hope California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer will help lead the effort to block it.

    The rule will affect only the 5 percent of programs that do an egregiously bad job, leaving students with no career prospects and with debt they can’t repay. It will require a two-part test to measure program graduates’ ability to pay back the loans. Failing both tests knocks a program out of the federal student aid program, which is funded by taxpayers and makes up a majority of these companies’ revenue.

    Republican leaders beholden to the for-profit institutions are undercutting their proclaimed commitment to reduced and responsible spending.

    Even if the deficit were not more than $1 trillion a year, taxpayers should not be subsidizing for-profit colleges that don’t educate their students.

    Where is the tea party when we need it?

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