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Sanford Brown Institute - Medical Assistant Program

Went to UDS (Ultrasound Diagnostic School) in 2000 and I've never even received my certificate... yes it states that I completed in October of 2000...but they are stating that I graduated in October 25, 2001... I know that's not true at all because I finished the extern around September of 2000 I was pregnant at the time so I definitely would know and I had my son in January of 2001... and was done months before I even had him... so I really don't know where this October of 2001 is even coming from... but have no proof at all since I have no certificate.. I would like to get this discharged but without any help.

Desired outcome: Discharge this student loan

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Sanford Brown Institute - medical assistant program 9 months

Fresh out of high School in 2002 I went to uds it's former name the lady in charge of the finance department who's name was sue told me I qualified for the pell grant which is a gift from the government that I didn't have to pay back as long as I used the gifted funds for what they are intended for which was to graduate from this course. That's what I did...

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Sanford Brown Institute - Institute approved my leave, but wanted money for the student credit

I started to attend classes in Sanford Brown Institute. But 2 months later, my son had some health problems and I needed to stop my studies. I warned the management of the institute and they approved my leave. But after that I got a phone call from debt collectors, and they wanted to get money for the student credit. I said that the Institute knew about my...

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Sanford Brown Institute - The lady lied and gave me wrong advice

The rep from Sanford Brown Institute scammed me. She advised me to attend ultrasound program, which would give me credit and after that I would be able to attend the medical assisting program. But after I have finished the course, it turned out that I still haven’t received enough credit. I was so naïve and trusted this lady, but she lied into my face and told me completely wrong things. I need to start everything again.

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Sanford Brown Institute - their program hasn't been accredited

I have enrolled for the program through the company Sanford Brown Ins. I wanted to share my review about this agency, because they told me that the program was accredited, but it was lie. Also they promised me to find a job after I would graduate, but they did nothing. I simply wasted time and money, but this company turned completely unprofessional. Not advisable place.

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Sanford Brown Institute - Not accredited school

I enrolled in Sanford Brown Institute in Jacksonville, Florida in Dec of 2009. I signed all my documentation and financial aid for over 11k in student loans because I did not qualify for any grants. During my admissions process I and was told by my admissions advisor that this school was accredited with the department of education and that all of my credit...

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Sanford Brown Institute - Fraud

My name is Dionne Perry, I enrolled in classes at Sanford brown July 2013 to Nov. 2013 for Medical Assistant. When I first called the school I takes to my Enrollment counselor Jade Hudgin at the Atlanta, GA. campus which I asked a series of questions regarding the school and the accreditation's. I was told by Ms. Hudgins that the school was regionally and...

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Sanford Brown Institute - Student loan/never got certificate

I went to Sanford Brown in 2004 and graduated in Jan 2005. First off when I started they mislead me telling me I could make at very least double what I was making after completing the program. This was UNTRUE. Also, I had applied for Financial aide. I was given a grant for 5, 000 which suddenly they had no record of! Of coarse the original Financial aide...

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Sanford Brown Institute - False promises

I was promised a job in my career field as a medical assistant once I completed the programThrough Sanford Brown Inst. They Did not find or help me locate a job i graduated in 2009 they have yet to help me find work, but I recently was contacted by them for another program that they offer. How could they invite me to enroll in another program with them, if they haven't even found me work for the medical assistant program. I'm very upset I feel bamboozled, I have to pay back over 13, 000, how can I ever start paying with no job.

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Sanford Brown Institute - Administrators are never around

The problem with this institute is how administrators and teachers are not helping the students to get all what was promised at the time of registration. They have different teachers but they are not real ones. They have other types of backgrounds. One of them just goes to class and reads the book and after is the test. The new class just talks about her family and how she doesn't like Spanish or white people. That is all the class, no teaching. I hope that they can check the institute and classes how they are. Administrators are never around. Please take care of this business.

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Sanford Brown Institute - Bogus School STILL!

I wanted to do a follow up on my original complaint about Sanford-Brown Tampa Campus. My original post was in September of '09. Every year the sonography director tells the incoming class they she is "working" on the certification for their lame program. She states "that's what's all over my desk" "if I look busy it's because I am trying my hardest to get...

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Sanford Brown Institute - Sanford Brown Insitute Jacksonville,FL

I have attended Sanford Brown Jacksonville, Fl for almost three years. I have completed the medical Asistance Program and now just started intern for the Cardiovascular ultrasound program. There are not enough sites for my class and at no fault of my own i am a week behind because the school can not find me a site. Serval students have complain and now after all my hard work, quiting my full time job I plus many others may not be able to graduate on time. This has to stop. I have four kids that I have to take care of and you would think going to school to better your life would actualy do just that but yet why do I feel being had or taken advantage of...

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Sanford Brown Institute - Worst School

This school is terrible i graduated from medical billing and coding with Honors and these people refuse to help me find a job I have been unemployed since 2009 we are now in 2011. Now I am stuck with a bill that is 11, ooo Dollars how am i supposed to pay them back if they refuse to help me I suggest that no one waste their time studing medical billing unless you at least have an associates in Health Information Management and experince but how do you gain experince if no one wants to hire you. The other problem this school has is if you dont have enough college credits you are obligated to choose medical billling or Medical assiting it is alll bout the money its ashame the only thing i can do is speak to a lawer. I also belive that financial aid shoulnt loan Medical billing students unless they are going for an AA degree or a masters, bachelour degree

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Sanford Brown Institute - false accreditation

Sanford-Brown College is robbing students of money and hopes of getting a job in the future. This college is located all over the United States. The only reason students go to college is knowing that hard work and student loans will ensure a bright future down the road. Sanford-Brown portrays as a good college with good credits. This is definately not true. The purpose of attending college is to prepare students for the future and jobs they are striving to reach and to survive in our complex economy. Every student that has attended Sanford-Brown should be refunded every cent they have put forth due to this money that is just going to the pockets of crooks. This "so called" college should not receive accredidation and should be stripped of it's wrongdoing. Any lawyer should be interested in this case because justice needs to be served to these criminals. The College Board of Accreditation needs to open it's eyes and realize that this "institution of wasted time and money" should be subjected to fraud. Anybody interested in this complaint or who has fallen victim to this "### college", please speak up and tell your story.

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Sanford Brown Institute - Rip off

I work in the welfare reform field and have seen a parade of Sanford Brown Alumni coming through my office unable to find employment in their career focus. They have loans of 15K and more and receive no assistance from Sanford Brown as far as placement. Their placement preactices should be as strong as their recruitment practices. It is a money making racquet pure and simple. They target poor, unemployed women on welfare with promises of financial that lure them into taking thousands out in loans. They then ask their students for names and contact information of other poor, unemployed friends. The recruitment tactics are criminal. I actually know a recruiter, here in Milwaukee that has a GED, but was able to talk her self into a sales position with SB and now makes close to 100 grand in bonuses and commisions. Why? She is bi-lingual and able to target the women in her culture. Just criminal. Every opportunity I have, I try to steer these poor women to the state vocational colleges which are way less expensive and accredited. They also have very strong ties to the local labor market and work hard to assist their grads with placement assistance.

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Sanford Brown Institute - scam artists

The appointment with Stephanie lasted over 4 hours. It was reminiscent to buying a used car at the dealership. They call themselves academic advisors although what they really are is salespeople. They will try to find out all these personal details about your life to size you up and figure out a way to manipulate you to going to their school. I went in there interested in one program and they were trying to talk me into something else that I didn't even want to do. The prices for all of their programs are absolutely ridiculous. The whole atmosphere just felt as if I were surrounded by lying, soulless, money sucking vultures. To prey off of someone's hopes and dreams for a better life or a leg up in this world is to me just despicable. Your community college more than likely offers the same exact programs for what you are interested in and will cost a small fraction for what you will pay at any "vocational" school. Be careful out there when considering a private school. There are so many many scams and it's shameful that our government hasn't done anything about it yet.

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Sanford Brown Institute - Fraud

I attended the CVT program at Sanford Brown in Ft. Lauderdale. The admissions rep fraudulently represented the "after graduation" employment numbers, the accreditation of the school, and the school loan process. You do not learn the facts until after your money has been paid. The admission reps receive a bonus when their students graduate. If you do not...

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Sanford Brown Institute - mad is hell

i started sanford brown in jan 09, i wasnt a first time college student i knew the experience that came along with school, and i know that when you are in school it should be a challenge there was not one day that i had to stress "o i have to study, they spoon fed us so much like basically giving us all the answers so for the test we just basically had to remember the answers ...so when i signed up my rep stalked me everyday even though he just spoke with me the day before and didnt tell me anymore info than the day before. i was in several classes with about 30 plus students and it was impossible to learn...on top of that the turn over rate of the staff is ridiculous, and at one point our program director was a teacher of customer service who had THE worst customer service skills, the class was out of control we didnt learn anything and we consantly complained and nothing happened. our president doesnt want to speak to her students even though since day one she said she has a open door policy so when there was a issue you go to speak to her she have you speak to someone else. i personally left her a voicemail and she had a brand new staff which was the new director of education contact me, and she was still in training and only been at the business for less than a week, so of course my issues didnt get resolved. i called the corporate and again my issues werent resvolved. i was on extern and i got a needle stick injury and guess what SBI didnt give me my proper paper work until a whole week later. o yeah while im on the subject, how about this the school has a "policy" that after 30 days of being enrolled in the school you MUST have your physical done, which includes a hepatitis test, as you all know it is a dangerous and non curable disease why were we already poking ppl in labs and come to find out that half of the school didnt have their labs and some ppl did have them but the stupid ### school lost them how can you loose ### in that small piece of ### place. so when its time for us to go to extern they start threating us if we dont have our physical papers in that we would not be able to attend school so mind you if you dont knw that most of their programs are 15 months so when it comes to the 13th month they want to act concerned for the physicals simply because the extern wont let us come be apart of their practice with out it...sanford brown makes of off 10 weeks and this is out of 30 students 99, 975.00 plus book fees and we have half the computers working, no student lounge, no heat, or ac on so to me that is a money making school and thats all they care about...they have students starting after 5 weeks for 7 different programs and thats just the day time...

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Sanford Brown Institute - Lack of Professional Instructors

SANFORD BROWN IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY DON'T BE FOOLED OR ROBBED, INSTEAD OF THE MA COURSE I SHOULDA PAID THE 600 DOLLARS AND TOOK CNA CLASSES 1PERSON OUT OF EVERY GRADUATING CLASS WILL SUCCEED IS THAT ONE YOU PROBABLY NOT BUT IS IT WORTH 20, 000 TO TRY BEEN @ Sanford Brown for six months, after many classes and ten books later I finally realized SB...

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Sanford Brown Institute - suggestion:do not go here.

I went to the sanford brown northloop location.I went through the whole program for pharmacy technician.The whole time there was a waste.We would start class, at the beginning of each class we were supposed to be provided with books.we would go weeks without them.we had to go to the president of the school to get them, because the director of the pharmacy...

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