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Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Graduation Year: 2010
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The classes were decent, as long as you dedicate time to learning just as you would with a brick and mortar school. The affordability is terrible, the amount of loans owed to this school are the equivalent of an Ivy League school. You also have to use Sallie Mae if your loans are not all covered by the Federal Government (they won't be), and they are terrible as well. I have yet to receive my diploma or transcripts (your transcripts, even your first copy, are not included in your tuition) even though I graduated 4 years ago. Repeated calls to the university do very little, they are very unresponsive. All in all, this university was very misleading, over priced, unhelpful, and seems to be a total scam. STAY AWAY!

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lana - 22 days ago

I went to this school and graduated with a degree and paid of my loans and have a job. It is how you look for a position and what you get out from the education that's is what counts if you are not actively looking or trying well just having a degree wont help you either.

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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2014
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This school is great as far as academics, HOWEVER, Financial Aid is a RIP OFF. I have 3 degrees from this school from an Associates all the way to a Masters Degree. Every single academic year, I find that there are issues with how Financial Aid has packaged my award and how they screw up my VA GI Bill. Well this happened literally a few days before I was suppose to finish my MBA. It was an error on their part stemming from April of last year. It took for me to call and DEMAND to know the real reason for the balance popped up on my account (out of nowhere mind you). I called several times to inquire on this only to be told that all was clear and that there must be an error because my accoubt was and has always been satisfied through my GI Bill. I called many times just to be told I had absolutely nothing to worry about and that it should clear itself on my student portal. That never happened, instead when I chose to call again because I was very uneasy seeing a $6k balance pop up a few days before graduation. I was FINALLY told that they incorrectly packaged the Financial Aid Award earlier in the year award so before I could be cleared to graduate (Although I was a few days away from completing my entire MBA Program) I would have to pay the $6000 error which occurred on AIU'S behalf. Needless to say I settled with Financial Aid and paid half OUT OF POCKET...This happened in December. It is now almost June and still NOTHING. I held my end of the aggrement and paid for THEIR MISTAKE out of pocket. As a disabled Veteran I cannot afford to continue to pay for their errors. Now with an account that was cleared as instructed, its almost June and now they want an additional $1600 for somwthing that has ZERO to do with the payment agreement and my diploma for my MBA. This is not the first second or third time Ive experienced this with AIU. They will screw you over BIG TIME. Now I have over $100k in Debt solely because of AIU with NOTHING to show for it. They are ridiculously OVERPRICED for an online institution and I find the Financial Aid representatives to be quite rude yet Incompetent. I do NOT RECOMMEND this school as I have referred froends here who are also Veterans and they too have all been acrewed over by the Financial Aid department.

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lana - 22 days ago

i didn't have any big issues with financial services or them paying off their end. instead their paid their parts first and i paid for the other half

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Tee - 20 days ago

@Lana well maybe you ARENT A VETERAN so this situation may not apply to you. Read the end of my comment. I said that this VERY SAME situation has happened to many of my other VETERAN friends who attended this shool.

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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2004
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I received my Masters from the school in 2004. I have to admit, the school is very hard. I really took to school for granted. The instructors were very knowledgeable in the field. And they expected the students to write as graduate students I have to admit, the school is very hard. I really took to school for granted. The instructors were very knowledgeable in the field. And they expected the students to write as Graduate students There was one professor who told the class that if they do not like in APA format we will all fail class. I Istayed up all night reviewing my papers. I did not have a problem with financial aid as other students who have posted I did not have problems of anything I was able to attend my classes and get A. Yes the school is very accelerate, but I was told that at the beginning. I love the school. I wish this school had more degree program. If they get doctoral degree, I'm there.

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lana - 21 days ago

I totally agree with you some classes are hard, but if you put the time and the effort you will pass them all. It is a good school to go too. A lot of people complain about it because they are busy doing other things and not focusing on the study itself.

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LOL - 16 days ago

No.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
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When you attend an online school like AIU you get what out of it what you put in. My instructors followed the school procedures to the letter. They were very willing to assist me, when I needed it. It is expensive (still paying student loans and will be for a while). I have been able to use this degreee and get two promotions with a different company (left one for another). I have used my degree to assist me with my work. I would recommend this college, but only for those who can put in the time and energy needed to complete the classes.

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lana - 21 days ago

Agreed and well said. You need to put time and effort in order to get A's and to pass all the classes not like someone people hope to get by and don't do anything and then complain

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Graduation Year: 2015
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This is an excellent school! I found everyone to be helpful and kind. I would recommend this school to anyone that need flexibility with their classes. My student adviser kept in touch with me throughout my entire program. I am considering going back to AIU for my masters.

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Kelly - 2 months ago

My husband went to AIU,what a joke. Left us in debt 45000 yes that much for an associate degree. Didnt give him his concentration to his degree. More worried about their commision. This leaves him with an degree that to many people have and not enough jobs to fill. DO NOT GO HERE. Run away is the right phrase. This school and its employees dont care about you or your family. They only care about their money not helping you make your life better. Cause I can tell you they made ours worse.

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clement Kanobayire - about 1 month ago

Only determined and courageous people can make it!

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
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This school is a joke. They continue to add to the price of tuition and classes without notification. Their student advisors will not contact you when they set a time, It is impossible to get in touch with them, they will not return phone calls or emails. They expect you to get all documentation that they need, and when you do send it in they do not email you or contact at all that you sent them the right thing. Everyone that I have talked to at that school, student advisors, financial aid, etc. are very rude and not helpful at all. They get you in and then you are expected to do everything on your own with no help or guidance from any of the departments that are supposed to help. In my opinion, if I were you, I would definately find a different school, and run away from AIU.

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Carla - 3 months ago

Thanks Steve I was signing up with this school and now I'm convience not to attend this school.

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Sandra - 2 months ago

So, think again, check out other reviews before you make a final decision

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Tee - about 1 month ago

This school is great as far as academics, HOWEVER, Financial Aid is a RIP OFF. I have 3 degrees from this school from an Associates all the way to a Masters Degree. Every single academic year, I find that there are issues with how Financial Aid has packaged my award and how they screw up my VA GI Bill. Well this happened literally a few days before I was suppose to finish my MBA. It was an error on their part stemming from April of last year. It took for me to call and DEMAND to know the real reason for the balance popped up on my account (out of nowhere mind you). I called several times to inquire on this only to be told that all was clear and that there must be an error because my accoubt was and has always been satisfied through my GI Bill. I called many times just to be told I had absolutely nothing to worry about and that it should clear itself on my student portal. That never happened, instead when I chose to call again because I was very uneasy seeing a $6k balance pop up a few days before graduation. I was FINALLY told that they incorrectly packaged the Financial Aid Award earlier in the year award so before I could be cleared to graduate (Although I was a few days away from completing my entire MBA Program) I would have to pay the $6000 error which occurred on AIU'S behalf. Needless to say I settled with Financial Aid and paid half OUT OF POCKET...This happened in December. It is now almost June and still NOTHING. I held my end of the aggrement and paid for THEIR MISTAKE out of pocket. As a disabled Veteran I cannot afford to continue to pay for their errors. Now with an account that was cleared as instructed, its almost June and now they want an additional $1600 for somwthing that has ZERO to do with the payment agreement and my diploma for my MBA. This is not the first second or third time Ive experienced this with AIU. They will screw you over BIG TIME. Now I have over $100k in Debt solely because of AIU with NOTHING to show for it. They are ridiculously OVERPRICED for an online institution and I find the Financial Aid representatives to be quite rude yet Incompetent. I do NOT RECOMMEND this school as I have referred froends here who are also Veterans and they too have all been acrewed over by the Financial Aid department.

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lana - 21 days ago

Well all school are expensive and set their rate but no matter where you will go you will say they are rip offs its just a school and if you want to get an education this days you need to actually pay the money and take the effort. And Tee you should have done the research before apply to see if you can even afford and not just jump into any school and then complain about how much debt you got. If you pay it right off way little by little you pay it off and no interest rates but people wait until they are done and then end up with bunch of interest plus loans. But other then that this school is great from my experience and if I would have the money I would go back and continue.

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Tee - 20 days ago

Well actually Lana...me being the type of person that I am...I DID MY RESEARCH....Trust me...when issues such as the ones I encountered arise SUDDENLY EVERYTIME...its is beyond my control. I do not have to come out of pocket for my education due to my military status, however, AIU is aware of this and continued to milk money from the VA on my bahlf just to turn around and magically say they messed up an award from April...all the way in December literally a few days from graduation. I did my part but attending school and passing my classes. It wasn't until a few days before graduation that they decided to slap a balance of $6k on to my account and when I called they said it must be an error because my account is clear and has been clear so no worries. As time passed it continued to bother me so I called almost everyday only to finally find someone who noticed that there was an error on their end from April and they apologized but due to my degree being completed they couldn't go back to the VA for more money which left me stuck with it. They are very incompetent in that department and for that the students end up suffering. This in NO WAY shows that I did not do my research nor does it show that I'm UNABLE to afford college lol....GOOD DAY!

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Degree: MBA in Finance
Graduation Year: 2005
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I got my MBA at American InterContinental University through their online degree program in 2005. I was not only impressed with the online course curriculum, but the quality of the professors. Every professor I had was an experienced industry veteran in the area of the coursework. For example, the professor for the marketing course I took (I had a finance emphasis, so I did not need to take many marketing courses) had been a Chief Marketing Officer of large company and was an active marketing consultant. The criticism she gave on the marketing plan I created as part of the coursework was constructive and educational and I was actually able to work on a marketing plan for a start-up I was trying to create at the time. The online UI was excellent for 2005. I can only guess that it is much better now. I still have login access to my AIU account and can use the cyber-library search services.

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Manny Rosales - 2 days ago

I am noticing that comments left by people who actually have a grasp of proper grammar and spelling are positive and those who don't know how to spell seem to hate the school. I am going to go ahead and believe the positive comments carry more weight than the negative ones.

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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2004
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My experience with AIU was great! I attended school using their online program. The student portal was very user friendly and there was a great array of resources. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and available to help. There was so much support throughout the process I always felt connected and never felt like I was missing out on anything that would have been available if I had been attending on campus. I am 52 and currently completing a bachelors in Health Care Management. My enrollment counselor was extremely encouraging and instrumental in helping me to determine the direction I should go in. He dedicated a lot of time and went the extra mile to help me with my decision and he was 100% right in his counsel.The curriculum was and is excellent and very challenging. When I decided to go back and get my bachelors degree there was no second thought about what school I would attend. I am now almost half way through my program and again I am extremely impressed with all that is available to me, especially how attentative all the faculty and staff have been throughout this process. I highly recommend this school to anyone thinking about attending or returning to college.

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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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Great university. You wont regret a bit to attend this school.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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AIU is not worthy. The admission associates will tell you the best about the school and will make everything easy so people get register to get commisions. AIU will put students in huge Debts. Most of the time student don't even know the loans AIU is putting under the student name. People run away from AIU

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Peter - 5 months ago

Yup, went through it myself. They took all my financial aid money and put me in huge debt. They're a deceptive business and I highly recommend everyone to stay away

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Nunya - 4 months ago

Of course the loans will be put under your name. YOU are the borrower. Who else's name would they be listed under? Seems to me that you shouldn't be in college if you cannot understand how the Title IV funding used to pay for your education (i.e., the classes that you will inevitably fail) works. AIU is not to blame for the debt that you have incurred. YOU are the one who has to make the decision to accept the aid awarded to you. No one is forcing you to do it. Be an adult and take some responsibility for the choices you have made.

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