I attended the University of Phoenix in 2009. I attended two classes. I was very unhappy. I suppose I was very naive but I received little paper work and I was led to believe that my monies were grants. For the most part. I dropped out in January of 2010. I received a letter from UOP stating that I owed them $1.01. I found this hilarious and called and paid the charges. I have not heard boo. Not one single word from them since this time.
Last year when I filed my taxes...which I have done every single year since I turned 18... the Department of Education took my entire refund. Our family is financially struggling and this was a devastating hit. I DO have student loans for another college I attended but they are in good standing. I had no idea what was going on. After calling the DOE, I was informed the monies taken were for UOP and that despite taking nearly $3000 from me, that I still owed them more than $18, 000!!! For two classes. And not only two classes but classes I am certain I do not owe for.
I filed a dispute with the DOE. They turned my request down as I have no proof. As I have said, I got very little paperwork from them...and it had been so long I had thrown out the documents. I did file some other sort of dispute but have never heard anything back in regard to a decision.
Is this legal? How do I fight this? How can I protect my taxes this year? How can I protect my husband's taxes?
I very much want my money back from last year but if that's not possible I really need to receive my taxes this year as well as my husband's.
Wow, This many years later and I wish I had looked in to this sooner. I was mislead as a single mother with only a high school diploma that I would receive grants and everything paid for at no cost to me. Here I am 10 years later, No degree and 35, 585 in debt, still a single mom and cant buy a home because this has destroyed my credit. Is there any hope for this situation?
I work for social services and was a Secretary at the time. I enrolled in UOP so I could continue to work (I had 4 kids to support) and I was trying to promote to analyst and higher so a degree in Human Services would have really helped. After talking with the enrollment counselor and being assured, more than once, that my credits would transfer to the California state university system, I eagerly enrolled into the bachelor's program in Human Services.
Immediately the counselor sent me to an orientation and financial aid session with a group of other enrollees. They put us in a room and sat us down with FASFA papers. The financial aid people walked us through the FASFA forms and told us what to write down and told us to sign (Apparently we were also filling out loan papers as well). After orientation we were given our class schedules and start dates and congratulated.
A few weeks later I was informed I needed to apply for another loan because it was time to pay tuition again and my first loan had been used up! Well first of all i never realized i had gotten a loan. I was under the impression i got a FASFA grant, i had to buy all my books and materials out of pocket and didnt receive any disbursements like friends and relatives who have student loans received to help with those things as well as Transportation and living expenses. Oh yeah and tuition was going up!
This pattern kept repeating after every two or three classes! Each time tuition went up. I think in the whole time I attended I got two small disbursements, one for $200 and one for $700 and my loans totaled almost $30, 000! I was livid when I saw how much they had cheated me out of. I was just a couple of classes short of graduation when I had to stop attending. I just couldn't afford to keep taking out their ridiculous loans. I thought I could eventually get back on track and transfer to the UC system and finish but then was told their credits wouldn't be accepted. So...now I have a mountain of student debt I was tricked into accumulating, worthless credits and no degree! I did eventually make it to first level management but I cant get promoted any higher without that degree and I've now been employed there 22 years. University of Phoenix sucks. The teachers with the exception of a few know nothing, the recruitment and financial aid staff should be jailed and the school closed!!!
There was enough financial aid to cover my tuition and other expenses for school year 2017-18. However the University of Phoenix (UOP) unjustly returned a portion of my student loans for the 2017 semester after I graduated June 2018. According to my loan servicer FedLoan Serving, the funds were returned in November of 2018. Now the UOP has placed an unsecured loan balance of $5, 196.00 on my credit report via a collection agency and this balance, I do not owe. I have disputed this with UOP. I have contacted the US DEPT OF EDU, FTC and FSA. So far I have seen no results. I have documentation that proves I do not owe this balance and that no loans or grants should have been returned on my behalf by UOP. I was sent an updated account history I requested but the second one was one that could be manipulated. It was typed up in a word document and it was not like the original ledger I had previously received.
This is a new issue that came up with University of Phoenix (UoP)that is in conjunction with the general degree mill, and quality of service.
1. This is a lower quality education than Ivy League, and this is accepted by supporter and non-supporter of the UoP model.
2. Recently UoP also updated their platform to base off of blackboard. this is not necessarily bad, but the implementation of the product resulted in non-functional educational process. Negatively impacting instructors as well as students in fulfilling their roles, as well as impacting the quality of delivery.
3. Along with the disorganized migration to an unfinished product, and likely the main cause of this new issue: UoP now demand more time investment from on-campus students. It looks like they took the online curriculum, levy it on on-campus student, then add in 4 hours of class time.
This is another indicator that UoP is going to be out of business sooner than before its last upgrade. Along with other pressures to stay in business, these poor decisions does not help them stay in business. We should consider that the ultimate purpose of a college education is to learn to think. UoP may not be qualified to teach "how to think"; in the interests of quality of service, delivery of a promisse, or making good decisions.
You can still decide to obtain a degree from UoP. Consider the risk of a degree from a university that will be closing. I am giving it 10 years before it sells to a different investor, going out of business, or downsizing to a small online population. As a result of poor thinking.
University of Phoenix took my money and when I got close to finish they said I owed them $2, 000 dollars and...
When I began at Axia, I was told they offered Med billing/coding that also offered certification and job placement. Exactly what I needed. I am a USN vet and was using my GI bill as well as the pell grant. While I had some issues with admin in the beginning, after I got going I was excited to run with this program. I obtained A's in all courses and at the very end of what I thought was my med billing/coding program, I was contacted by axia admin telling me "sorry. We were mistaken before but if you want a med billing/coding degree, you'll have to continue with your last courses in health admin and then continue on for a whole other year to get the degree promised. So of course I continued on with my education, once again following the promises given by axia admin that I, for sure this time, would end up with the desired result of a medical billing/coding degree and certification along with job placement assistance through the university. I firmly believe the university scammed not only me but the fed gov to suck dry any funds they could. Not only did I NOT end up with my degree program, certification or placement, they ended up only giving me an associate degree in the (art) of health admin. A nice way of saying healthcare general studies. I have tried contacting the admin there several times and even requested contacts back to which I received no response. I will not pay for trash. And that's what my degree is worth. Anyone know how to resolve this issue please.
When I enrolled, it took me two years to complete my bsn.
However, during my msn program, I was repeatedly told I could not enroll for the next set of classes due to failing a course. I was made to wait up to 3 to 6 months before the administration finally approved my readmission.
There is no standardization among the professors. When I received a failing mark from the first professor, I received an a from the next professor for the same course.
I was in this msn from 2004 till 2016. That is a twelve year course for what should have been another 2 years.
I have since discovered that my education does not seem to apply to the nursing world as I was taught.
While I am proud of my accomplishment, I do not feel that uop is legitimate in the manner that they prolonged my education unnecessarily.
Joan enering, r.N., msn
I have been enrolled since January have racked up a over $3000 bill due to them not processing my finanical aid in a timely fashion. When I call nobody knows anything and can do nothing to be of assistance. This school is a total fraud they treat students like a number one of the worst decisions that I have ever made. I would love to be able to work towards getting fake schools like this closed so that no other person goes thru this hassle. As soon as I am able to I will be withdrawing and entering a locally accredited school. With real people who care and know what they are doing
I was totally mislead when signing up with you and only went to school for 5 months they have stolen 3000 out of my taxes and they want another 3, 000 and I do not understand how I owe that. I would like to know if there is any help or anything that there can be done for loan forgiveness? And was in contact with the school the whole time and had no indication that my taxes were going to be taken or my wages would be garnished.
I am a Focus to Finish Scholarship recipient, and the new financial aid disbursement policy has negatively...
This school deserves no stars, I totally agree with the other reviews. University of Phoenix is a scam and it appears that their only focus is monetary. I am a veteran and I registered at the University of Phoenix to take a single course with the intention that the school would submit my certification information to the VA for payment. However, the University of Phoenix has refused to submit my certification to the VA and has demanded that I pay for the class. The VA has already approved payment to the school for the single class in question but the University of Phoenix has repeatedly ignored my request to submit my certification to the VA. Per federal regulations the the VA cannot and will not pay for the class without certification documentation from the University of Phoenix.in addition, I have documentation from the VA acknowledging that as a combat veteran I am covered 100% but the University of Phoenix has refused to submit the certification information to the VA. AVOID UNIVERSITY of PHOENIX at all cost. Hindsight is 20/20, given the opportunity again I would not choose this school. Trying to reach anyone after registering is an all day process, you may or not get someone competent to assist you with your issue. The University of Phoenix will gladly sign you up for classes. However, after registration you are on your own.
There are ongoing issue with UOP financial department timely processing of student excess refund balance. I have been waiting since April 3, 2018 and as of today no refund received. There were initial problems with my first disbursement and the assigned financial advisor since that time she was removed and I was given a genetic email contact and no assigned advisor. I have interacted via email with Executive Financial Analyst, Financial Advisors, Senior Manager and several others to still no resolution or refund check. I drove from CA to AZ after speaking with CR and advising that only online service was available and that I would have to be in AZ to speak with someone face-to-face since i was an online student. When I arrive after having no money and asking mostly strangers for money to afford the trip. I have been in AZ for over a week still no check, no staff member will talk directly to me only emails and phone. I do not have phone service so this method is not a remedy. When going to the campus 4/22 and spoken to as if I had no right to be there or use the phones and ask to leave rudely, I have not been back. Students borrow money and pay interest on loans to pay salaries and amenities on student campuses. Who are people listening for guidance. Are they hearing voices the DEVIL! Learn to think for yourself.
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I have been proactive in efforts for re-entry of online classes on 8/15/17 with UoP. My advisor took leave due to a family emergency; this was learned when I hadn't heard from her so sent an email requesting an update. An auto-reply came back to me stating she was out and if i was anticipating a 8/15/17 enrollment start date, she would not be back in time to achieve this and I should call a number. I did that. Another advisor entered my paperwork and said I would be hearing back from them. Four days passed so I called again. This time my original advisor was back in the office and took my call. She said they needed my high school information. Now remind you, I have been enrolled at UoP previously with all documents submitted and cleared. This advisor said I could not start because they needed the paperwork again. NO ONE EVER WAS ASSIGNED TO MY CASE DURING HER LEAVE. NO ONE EVER CALLED ME AFTER THE PAPERWORK WAS ENTERED. NO ONE DID ANYTHING TO ASSIST ME IN THIS ENROLLMENT! UoP proved a lackadaisical process and procedure in a time when a UoP employee was unable to complete their duties for any given reason or absence. My goals have been severed and put on hold due to an absence of procedure in such situations, and allowing a student to shoulder the burden due to their lack of planning. I am so disappointed and do not wish to LEARN from such an institution!
I would make the complaint but as I am in school right now, I don't want this to get in their hands just yet. I have to make a decision to withdraw and go with the class action lawsuit or not and just get my BS degree since I'm under a year of graduation. Don't really know what to do right now spoke to another company about this they said to take a day to think about what to do. So that's what I'm doing. I'll get back to you once I decide and I can explain whats been happening and why I'm so upset. Thanks
Unfortunately once again, I am going to have to leave
a negative review for this school. This school
decided to end my class for me today, when they wanted
to on their terms, with no regard for my individual
After a few weeks of struggling with one sick child
child with a bedwetting problem, another child with
after-school activities, a verbally abusive husband
recently placed in a wheelchair, and no help with any
household chores, I fell behind in certain aspects of
the class. To be very specific, what I fell behind in
wasn't reading my books or following the assignments,
it was the interaction requirement where students are
required to post reviews in response to book readings
and content-related questions. They consider posting
an attendance requirement.
This posting requirement is insignificant in
proportion to the rest of the class content, and my
grade was still an A. People make up ridiculously
inane comments just to get points for interaction. In
fact, there was a woman in a previous class who could
barely compose a sentence, who was stealing other
people's online works, and posting without references.
Complaint after complaint yielded no results, and I
was disciplined for sending her an email accusing her
of plagiarizing, and they still gave her credit for
the class, I'm sure. I posted a review about that
The administration this evening provided me with an
excuse that the DOE requires them to keep track of
attendance, and that near-death circumstances are
required to be able to reinstate a class cancelled due
to attendance. I was told the system automatically
They do not track login/logout and do not consider it
attendance, therefore they refused to acknowledge that
I was still reading my books and perusing discussions.
I know that their refusal to reinstate my class had
nothing to do with DOE, and everything to do with
placing this ridiculous policy above my worth as a
Now I have an employer who is never going to pay for
the class because it wasn't completed, and the school
won't reverse the charges, I'm sure. I'm not paying
for the class, because I can't. I went to them to
improve my life, and instead they left me with a huge
bill that I'll never be able to pay back.
I'm posting this everywhere because I want people to
know they don't care about the work you do, or who you
are. They care about policy, your student number, and
that's about it. I would avoid this school. I've
gone to other colleges and never was I locked out of a
class due to attendance (and this I wouldn't even
refer to as attendance), in the midst of completing
I had planned to finish the posting requirements today
though late and accept a late grade, but they
destroyed my opportunity to do that as well. A
student can choose to have mediocre grades and
attendance and accept a mediocre grade if they want
to. That is none of their business.
I know there are a lot of different complaints on this
school, as I have a colleague who is attempting to sue
them right now regarding a similar issue. I'd watch
it if you plan to go through them as they will cost
you a lot of time and expense.
My name is Robert Schirmer and I was an online student at the University of Phoenix University Of Phoenix ...
When I orginally enrolled in uop in march 2015, I was told that my financial aid would be ready for disbursement about 30-60 days after my start date. Which seemed like no big deal to me at the time. I completed my fafsa applications for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 all at once, as I was asked to by my fa, I uploaded every document asked for, and jumped through all their hoops, 30 days later though, i'm told I need to make a minor correction to my application, otherwise it would not be processed, so I made the correction and was told everything was perfect and I could continue my classes until everything processed fully, another 30 days went by, and my fafsa was still not approved, but my financial advisor told me, yet again, that I was cleared for classes and I could continue going, in june 2016 though I was forced to take a leave of absence, but when it was over I could continue my classes, well 7 thousand dollars in classes later, I ended up failing one class and was put on academic disqualification, even though technically I never actually received any funding from the government, no loans, no grants, nothing. I was told that if I wanted to be able to take classes again, I had to wait 6 months, and pay them the 7k directly. In the time frame of march 2016 until october 2016, I was allowed to rack up this bill, because my advisor assured me, on more than one occassion, that my fafsa would clear and cover it all, but could never tell me why it hadn't cleared, and always told me he had a "help desk ticket" opened on the issue (Which I still don't even know what that means). Now in march of 2017, after calling the fafsa offices etc, I find out that my fafsa had never been given to the school, and that I definitely never received any funding whatsoever.