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Devry Universitydon't believe the hype!

I attended DeVry University from July 2006 to October 2008 and recieved my degree in Business Administration. Well, let me start by saying that DeVry has good teachers and a good curriculum. However, the damn financial aid and tuition is a damn joke and a crazy scam. I'm suggesting to anyone that wants to go to DeVry not to go because there are universities that are so much better in the dealings with their students. DeVry will give you the runaround and no help whatsoever. For the first year my student aid was going fine, but when I decided to be full-time it became a mess and more than I bargained for. The last semester rolled around for me and I was never told that there were strings attached in needing to sign paperwork to get the rest of my financial aid reward. Well so I get a surprise in the mail that says I owe DeVry University $3750 for the rest of the tuition. And I was floored; so I called DeVry only two months after I gradauted and asked for help on this. Well they drugged their feet and strung me along telling me that they were "looking into it". Well December goes by, then January goes by, February, March, and now here's April still no improvement. So I contacted DeVry again after recieving three letters of threatning to turn over to collections and getting a lawyer involved. Finally someone decides to help me only to tell me that it's too late to send any signatures or approvals for the rest of the student aid I was "awarded" for the school year. Now I'm stuck with this damn bill, a job that doesn't even come close to paying me what I need to survive, and student loan debt that gets bigger and bigger by the damn day. Take my advice it's not worth it!

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  • Jo
    John W. Harding Aug 07, 2009

    Having taught Devry classes, let me tell you where the disconnect is. Most (if not all) of the instructors don't actually work for Devry, they are independent contractors. Therefore, many of them really do care about their students, but have no idea what goes on outside of their classes.

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  • De
    Devry & Keller Alumni Jun 14, 2010
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    Well first let me say that Devry do have great Instructors that really do know a great deal about their field. It's not the classes or the teachers that are a scam. It is the worthless degree's and financial aid scams that is the problem, it is all true about DeVry. I graduated from both Devry University and Keller School of Management and still have not found a job. After talking to career services to get help over and over and over again; I finally talked to a career services advisor who told me and I quote "I see they talked you into a Technical management Degree" Worthless and Network Communications Management Degree".

    I graduated with 3.3 GPA from Devry and I graduated from Keller as an honor Student 3.7 GPA. My interviews have been great I have had good feed back. The thing is Technical Management is not a well recognized degree but the advisors will push you into this field by telling you it’s the best choice if you are transferring from another school with a associates degree. I had an associates degree from local community college. Terrible choice don’t listen to them they are scammers and only out to fill a quota for selling bad student loans by any means necessary. Do your research first then go to another school don’t go to Devry or Keller.

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  • Su
    Sued Devry!!! Sep 02, 2010
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    I sued and they tried to settle. I am trying to upload a copy of the settlement. This school is a fraud and they have been exposed. There is a class action being started send your information to [protected]@yahoo.com make sure you have evidence of what you were told like emails. Go to help.devry.edu to print them.


    Here is a copy of the settlement documents.

    SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE


    This Settlement Agreement and Release (the “Agreement”) is entered into between DeVry University, Inc. (“DeVry”), and Plaintiff


    Incorporation of Recitals. The recitals set forth in the Background section above are incorporated in the body of this Agreement as if fully set forth herein.

    2. Monetary Consideration. Upon the later of (a) receipt of this Agreement signed by all parties and (b) notice that Plaintiff has dismissed the Complaint with prejudice, DeVry shall forgive the outstanding balance on Plaintiff's account with DeVry and shall not seek payment of the outstanding balance on this account from Ellis; provided that if Plaintiff ever re-enrolls at DeVry or another institution owned or operated by DeVry Inc., the balance on his account resulting from Plaintiff's attendance at DeVry at any time prior to his execution of this Agreement shall become immediately due and payable.

    3. As an element of, and in order to induce DeVry to enter into, this settlement, Plaintiff and his heirs, representatives and assigns, do hereby absolutely and unconditionally forever release, discharge and acquit DeVry and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, partners, members, stockholders, employees, agents, attorneys, successors and assigns, of and from any and all claims, demands, obligations, liabilities, indebtedness, breaches of contract, breaches of duty or any relationship, acts, omissions, misfeasance, malfeasance, cause or causes of action, debts, sums of money, accounts, compensation, contracts, controversies, promises, damages, costs, losses and expenses, of every type, kind, nature, description or character, and irrespective of how, why, or by reason of what facts, whether heretofore or now existing, of whatever kind or name, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, liquidated or unliquidated, arising from any time leading up to and including the date which this Agreement is signed by him; provided however, that Plaintiff does not release and expressly preserves the right to enforce his rights under this Agreement and to compel performance and satisfaction by DeVry of its obligations hereunder.

    4. No Admission of Liability. The execution of this Agreement shall not be deemed or construed as an admission of liability by DeVry, and DeVry expressly denies liability of any nature whatsoever arising from or related to the subject of the Agreement.

    5. Confidentiality; Public Statements. The parties agree that both the existence of the Agreement and the terms contained in this Agreement are confidential and shall not be disclosed to any third parties, except that the parties may disclose the foregoing (a) to the extent required by legal process, court order, or applicable law, rule or regulation, (b) to their respective attorneys, accountants, auditors or financial advisors, and boards of directors, and to governmental bodies to the extent necessary to comply with any applicable tax or financial reporting laws, rules or regulations, and (c) in the event of a breach to allow the non-breaching party to enforce his, her, or its rights under the Agreement in the courts in the Chicago metropolitan area. In the event of any inquiries by any third party concerning the status or resolution of the Complaint, no information shall be disclosed other than that such matters have been “resolved.”

    6. Non-Disparagement. Plaintiff agrees to refrain from any communications with third parties, written or oral, that could reasonably be considered to constitute disparagement of DeVry.


    7. Non-Cooperation and Non-Solicitation. Plaintiff agrees that he will not assist any attorneys or their clients in the presentation or prosecution of any disputes, differences, grievances, claims, charges, or complaints by any third party against DeVry, unless compelled by lawful subpoena or court order. Plaintiff further agrees that he will not solicit or encourage any third party to present or prosecute any disputes, differences, grievances, claims, charges, or complaints against DeVry.

    8. Understanding of the Parties. (a) This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties and supercedes all prior agreements, agreements in principle, and written or oral communications with respect to the resolution of the Complaint. (b) This Agreement may not be modified, amended or terminated, except by a written agreement which is signed by each of the parties hereto. (c) Each party represents and warrants (i) that he or it has had the opportunity to obtain independent advice from counsel of its choosing in negotiations for and the execution of the Agreement, (ii) that he or it has read the Agreement or have had the same read to them by his or its counsel, and (iii) that he or it is fully aware of its contents and legal effect.

    9. Authority. Each person executing this Agreement represents and warrants that such person is lawfully authorized and empowered to execute the same as an individual or on behalf of the entity on whose behalf such person is signing, and that upon such execution this Agreement will be binding on such entity without any further approval, ratification, or other action.

    10. Binding on Successors and Assigns. Neither this Agreement nor any interest hereunder may be assigned by any party without the prior written consent of all other parties to this Agreement. This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties and their respective successors, permitted assigns, heirs, and executors notwithstanding any reorganization, merger, or consolidation of any party hereto.

    11. Severability. The parties agree that, if any term or provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the invalid or unenforceable term or provision shall be severed so as to make the Agreement enforceable to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law.

    12. Further Assurances. The parties agree to execute any additional documents to do all other acts reasonably required to effect the intent and purposes of this Agreement. 13. Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, irrespective of its conflict of law rules.

    14. Headings. The paragraph headings contained herein are for convenience only and are not intended to add or subtract from the text hereof.

    15. No Third Party Beneficiaries. Nothing contained herein is intended to confer any rights on any person or entity other than the parties hereto. No third party beneficiary rights shall be conferred on any party by virtue of this Agreement or any term or provision hereof.

    16. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in more than one counterpart, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and all of which, taken together, shall constitute one agreement binding on all parties.

    17. Court Jurisdiction. The parties agree that in the event of a breach of this Agreement, the party seeking enforcement shall be entitled to specific performance in a court in the metropolitan area of Chicago, Illinois and the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of its costs and attorney fees in connection with such application. The parties submit to the jurisdiction of the courts in the metropolitan area of Chicago, Illinois, to resolve any disputes arising from, or relating to, this Agreement.

    18. Agreement as Evidence. Nothing in this Agreement shall prohibit a party from offering the Agreement as evidence in a legal, administrative, or quasi-judicial proceeding involving a claim released herein.


    19. This Agreement shall be construed as a whole and not for or against any party.

    20. Any notice desired or required to be given hereunder shall, unless otherwise specified, be sufficient if in writing and personally delivered or sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, as follows:


    If to DeVry, to:

    Laura Sitarski

    DeVry Inc.

    3005 Highland Parkway, 7th floor

    Downers Grove, IL [protected]


    or to such other address as the addressee may specify in a notice fully given to the sender as provided herein.

    AGREED AND ACCEPTED.


    Dated:


    DEVRY UNIVERSITY, INC.


    By: ____________________


    Name: ____________________


    Title: _____________________

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  • Su
    Sued Devry!!! Oct 11, 2010
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    Devry University is being investigated for fraud. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. Watch the video...

    http://www.gao.gov/multimedia/video/for-profit_colleges:_undercover_testing_finds_colleges_encouraged_fraud_and_engaged_in_deceptive_practices

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  • Ru
    RUmagic Nov 18, 2010

    @ Sued Devry!!!
    The GAO video you linked showing deceptive recruitment/financial practices does not include DeVry University employees. Since you have filed a lawsuit against DeVry Inc, I suggest you refrain from libelous postings. For those interested in the facts, the full GAO report can be found here: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10948t.pdf.

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