Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (221)
I have an A.S in Criminal Justice and I wanted to get a B.S. degree in Business Adminstration, but was told that I needed to get an A.S. degree in that field first. I didnt know that by doing so it would eat up all my funds and i couldnt get my B.S. degree unless I pay for it. After that then I can go for my Masters degree in which more funds would be available to me.
This is not what I signed up for. I asked for one thing and was given something I didnt want. I even talked to the Dean of Students to get this corrected and I thought it was. I feel like i have been raped of everything I wanted and tried to do. This is not fair and very misleading to me.
I loved my course of study which was MIBC. I loved my instructor who was on point and knew her stuff. I absolutely hate the student services people and my externcoordinator was a joke.
For all the money i've spent on my education. The amount of time and effort I put into my grades. Which by the way I maintained a 4.0 from start to finish. I have yet to be placed for my externship. I get the run around on signing off of paper work so I can even leave to start my externship because my government loans are hung up somewhere between A and B. Which I can do nothing about. I feel very let down.
I would not reccommend this school to anyone solely based on the externship BS alone
Please do not enroll in this school. I finished my Master's in October and still have not received my degree. They will tell you before graduation that you owe an outstanding amount of money. They will hold your loan and will not accept your calls. If they do accept your calls they will constantly lie and give false information. This is no joke. I am still waiting and they will not tell me anything about my funds or give me my transcripts or degree. I was warned but did not listen.
I read a review earlier that had said that Everest is a business and NOT a university. Just for giggles, I looked up the information at the accredited Council for Higher Education Accredidation website at www.CHEA.org
Firstly, Everest IS AN ACCREDITED HIGH EDUCATION Institution. I have received two AS degrees and I am currently working on my BS. What you pay for it what you get. One year of school (full-time) costs me roughly $12,000. Not bad considering I hardly pay a cent out of my own pocket. Maintaining a 4.0 GPA helps also. I have been attendin everest for 5 years and I absolutely love the school.
Despite the fact I enjoyed the class this school is not a school. Its a scam. Financial aid is a joke. Be forwarned you will not get your refunds. I took a class in August and I still do not have them. They said they were redoing their system. Please do not waste your time energy or money.
I have been a student at Everest for a year. I was fully aware of the money that I was spending on school and the time that I will be spending attending school. I ASKED the questions. People are to quick to point fingers at the school these days without researching each school that they apply to.
Did you ask how financial aid works with an online school versus a traditional ground school? Did you know that you don't get as big of a refund at an online school...most of the time...because you don't have the same school expenses, such as, housing, food, medicial center, etc?
Did you ASK about cost per term before you decided to attend? Did you break that tuition price down to see what is comes out to be per class? Does the school cost per credit or per term? Did you compare schools? Did you ask about their accreditation? Is it regional or national? Do you know the difference? These are questions that ANY student should know BEFORE signing the enrollment agreement.
It's not the university's fault for not sharing if the student did not do their research.
Everest University is a good school. The instructors are helpful, the cirriculum meets all the standards necessary for a national accreditation, it has a good reputation, it's been in existence for many years, it's a solid institution, and IF you compare tuition cost...it's more affordable than most other online colleges/universities. Not to mention all the benefits they give back to the student...career center, resume building, interview skills, laptop help.... For the students to be...ASK the questions!!
Hello everyone, I have been going to Everest online for almost a year now. I never worried about the grants and loans until this semester. I had gotten really curious as to how much I was being charged for my classes and how much they were getting from my Pell grant and loans. So I called my financial aid adviser and they told me that my balance was 2,470.00. I'm taking a full 12 week course and a 6 week course. I just wanted to say this because of a previous post of the person saying they only charge you 1,600.00 for 3 classes.. no I do not believe that is true. I was like okay so when will my pell and my loans come through and how much are they.
I wanted to know if I had any money left over. They told me then that I only get 980.00 in Pell and the rest is my loan. My loan amount is 3,000.00 for the semester which makes me get 1,500.00 back this semester. I was like okay so when will the school get these funds I have been in my classes for 7 weeks now and I haven't received anything except my loan papers saying that they have already sent you the money and I have to pay them back. I'm still waiting for my refund amount that was supposed to have been sent to me on July 30. After all of the mess that I have had to deal with I began searching online for details about the college. I found out that the past year of me going to school there is basically nothing. My credits will not transfer if I want to go to a different school or one in my town. I have basically threw money in the wind! Even though you didn't pay for your classes with cash, you have the loans that you HAVE to pay back. I have threw so much money in to this BUSINESS not a college that I'm so mad. I wish that there was something more I could do than just say something bad online in a blog about them. They do need to be investigated and made to refund all the money they have received. Thank you for reading my comment Me
Within several weeks attending Everest I became accutely aware funds were being misappropriated. I began classes on 2/22/10, withdraw 5/03/10 at that date Everest had over $6,000.00 disbursed from my SallieMae Loans, 892.00 Pell Grant leaving low Balance for the remaining year. I attempted several times speaking with Financial Adm. concerning these issue requesting generated summary of my account only to be treated with an unprofesional demeanor. Their attitude being the loans were their dept, mine, keeping high grades so loans would stay active.
Realizing by October all my loans would have been depleted for 2010, I had NO option except to Withdraw (I maintained GPA 4.0). Since that date I receive at least once a week, calls from the college reminding me I owe them monies, calls from SallieMae to the same. Speaking with CCI(Corinthian Colleges, Inc.) Rep. concerning weekly billings and calls, I was informed even though Withdraw May 3, 2010, remaining classes through May 31, 2010 I was still financially accountable for even though I did not attend. I reminded them upon my Withdraw I was paid through that term...Rep response: Yes, we realize this, upon your absense from our college we are showing a Credit of $710.00 + 2,171.59 which we returned to SalliMae as you no longer attended our college...so, therefore you owe us 2,171.59 immediately.(purposely diverted from revealing 710.00 issue) Given this information I advised him upon admission and withdraw, I signed documents requesting any/all credits pertaining to my account submitted to me within 14 days. Rep. stated this is NOT correct, upon withdraw from our college, credits to student acct. are RETURNED to loan companies, and student being held reponsible for payment.
No where during my admission being instructed of this ..infact, upon reading financial document it clearly states upon withdraw from college should student have credit(s) in account student given the option to have such returned to loan for credit OR sent to student within 14 days.I chose option to have credits disbursed to me..Everest kept the (credits) till July 2, 2010...then returned to SalliMae which only leaves me to think SallieMae and Everest are squandering funds from students.I am left owing monies to Salliemae and Everest.
I am 62 years old...obtaining a college degree having been a lifetime goal of mine...I waited 45 years for my oppurtunity and having to withdraw from college was very disappointing and devastating. Now, I am having to deal with their creditors calling and billing, weekly, loans are in Grace and my frist payment IS NOT due till Dec 13, 2010..I am left deep in debt, without the Professional Degree I waited for 45 years to obtain....this is so unfair and unprofessional and NEEDS to be investigated.
Not only my case but so many other students. I stood in line the day I withdraw having three other students ahead of me doing the same..young student with such emotions on theirs faces trying to understand what just happened.... I witnessed graduates crying and emotionally upset as they had learned of large debits, being denied their degrees till paid. I have no doubt the rebuttals to complaints I have read are submitted by college officials...I walked amongst these halls over three months and I observed more events of unprofessional actions than should be displayed.
I was taken back on my initial interview how personnels dressed and presented themselves:in unprofessional mannerism! On that day I was given the Grand Tour and Treatment...once I signed the bottom line and became 'their' gain, friendly handshakes, acknowledgements along with professional advise, flew out the windows...Would my degree been recognized within the business world..Would I have been able to obtain the profession I would have strived two years for...I can not say...I can only finalize my experiences within the short weeks I attended...I will clarify: I loved my instructors, I enjoyed my classes and work...Sad, I wished I had attended another school and they were within it's walls.
I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration from Everest a few years ago. I completed the course both online and on campus. The instructors all held Master's degrees,which is a pre-requisite to teach a Bachelor's program course.
These instructors were intelligent, challenging, and held students to a high standard of accountability. They were from all over the world; New York, France, Boston, etc.
However, There was a terrible disconnect with campus staff and I observed a super high turnover in the four years of attendance. I never knew who I would be interacting with from day to day.
One major set back is the reputation. FMU/Everest, like Phoenix University, is deemed a money pit due to the higher costs of a private institution and appealing to a lower socioeconomic group, evidenced by the lower admission standards compared to other colleges and the mediocre advertising efforts.
In fact, I look back at the previous comments on this blog and wonder how the grammer and speeling can be so terrible. (Yes, I meant to spell grammar and spelling wrong). They make "Spell Check" for a reason, please use it. If you are guilty of a lack of general knowledge of basic writing skills, which are observed herein, I can imagine how you would be disgruntled and frustrated with a college that demanded you be "on grade level."
It is what you make it. I was only disappointed in the administrative staff, who seemed to be running in circles. However,If they were not a viable company, they would not be in business-the government "don't play that". It is an institution of higher learning and they have some of the best instructors-so the content validity of some earlier posts are disenchanting. If you are reading this and have gotten this far in the post-please, make your own judgement about this school. Visit the campus, ask questions like "How much is this going to cost me in the end??" Make them write it down - officially. If you're not the idiot, you won't be the idiot.
Oh, and by the way - I don't work for FMU/Everest, never have, and don't intend to, but I am a very successful Health Care Administrator. Take it for what its worth, but at least I spared you of the typical blog rhetoric.
Well I have read all the reviews complaining about this and that. Truth be told you only get out what you put into it. I recently graduated from the Tampa campus taking there MA course yes it was like a zoo at times but mainly it was the students they let in. If your not really trying to get a education and career stop wasting the school and class mates time of people who really want to learn. stop missing class days and weeks at time then say it was instructors fault. Do you own homework don't copy your friends. stay off you cell phones and learn something.
As far as finacial aide goes they are a for profit school so yes its high for books and such the ma course is 15,000 they do your finacial aide right to the penny you don't get any of that money. thats your whole tution . you can however apply for extra grants to have money left over.