Keiser University eCampus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (68)
I went and signed up for the fire science degree program... It was just $200 to apply and hold your seat in the class with an unknown amount until they hit you with an estimate of $7500 per semester on my second week!!! I refused to pay and withdrew from class immediately. As bad as that was, it got worse. They said I still had to pay 20% of the tuition for going to class just 2 dam weeks! If I don't pay they report it to the credit bureu. This was the biggest scam I have ever witnessed and heard of. Do not even think of this place for education unless you are a millionaire.
OK, so I wanted to go for nuclear medicine at Keiser. I went there last february of 2009 and they said i need one prerequisite, american literature. I took the online class in march and had to pay the 1600 dollars out of pocket because they said financial aid would not cover the one class. That was fine. They also said it would take a year before I could start the nuc med program which was also fine. In march they called me up and said I was bumped up and could start the nuc med program in may. Great I said. So I was off of school in April. I went to school May, June, July and half of August. I had some personal problems and dropped out of the program in August. Now comes the kicker. I was told it was around seven thousand per semester. And logically I would have thought my semester would have started when my core classes started in may. Remember I paid for that first class out of pocket. Also each semester is four classes. They are not charging me the seven thousand, they are charging me $13,000.00.
So I was on the phone with the president of the campus, chairman of financial aid, etc.. It is very frustrating because all you get is double talk. They are starting my semester when I first took that class in March even though I was off in April and then counting my next two classes of my core as my first semester. Then my second semester, they say, starts in July and because I dropped out half way through August I am charged the full amount for that semester. When you read the handbook it states that funds will be returned to you if you havent completed 60% of the semester, but once again with their double talk they try to find a loophole for that arguement. I told the president that they must have a law degree to be on the board of Keiser. They honestly must make half their money from students that drop because they charge a full semester, seven thousand, for these poor souls. We started with 23 students in our nuc med class and after the first couple of months we were down to 13 students. Obviously, they will let just about anyone start, probable hoping many will fail so they can make more money. This has been a terrible experience with Keiser and I dont recommend anyone attending school there. Go to a community college where there is accreditation. Oh, Keisers Nuc med program isnt even accredited. so basically keiser will find a way to charge you, your debt, through student loans, the most amount of money possible. I hope this message gets to as many students as possible. Thank you
We should have known from the beginning. Keiser lost our financial aid paper work not once, not twice, not three times, they lost it an astounding 8 times. What is more amazing than their inability to hold onto paperwork, is how we no longer existed once the financial aid was finally approved. No one at Keiser would return calls until it was time to renew financial aid, then they were your best friend again.
Some of the classes were challenging. Some classes would give mid-term tests and final exams over chapters we were instructed not to read or go over. When we brought this up to the instructor, we were told they could not discuss tests. We took the complaint to the academic advisor, then the dean, and nobody cared. They said we could take the classes again. I made it through 8 classes with a 4.0 before their games began, and my wife made it through 2 classes.
They are your best friend before you sign up and then they forget you until financial aid renewal time. Any issues you have in a class, they tell you to take it again and you should do better next time (meaning more money). Have an issue with a class or an instructor, you might as well go tell the birds chirping outside, they will accomplish just as much. G & L Stephens