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I was enrolled in Everest University Online/formerly Florida Metropolitan University. My first few years (3) were actually great. My last year was horrible. The financial aid staff was terrible. I wound up missing a semester because my paperwork was not done in time. Then I was told I could not finish school. I eventually did finish the following semester after the missed one and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. The only good thing was that I was already employed in law enforcement. I was not provided any assistance with finding employment, or anything else. I was then told that I would not receive my Diploma because I owed over $9,000.00+ for the last semester. Mind you, I was receiving student loans. They never sent a detail statement of my payments to my account or what the $9,000+ covered. Four years later, I still do not have my Diploma. I'm not paying. They can keep it.
I went to this school only for my mom I hated this school from the day I walked in and sat down with the people I was dropped from the program because I just gave up I hated being there I didn't like the teachers or the Academic Dean I only pretended to like her her and the teachers would constantly call me if I missed a day and tried to force me to come back threatening me with debt I now owe drop fees which I'm paying so their debt collectors will stop calling me their debt collectors called me and told me to pay the drop fee or they would turn it over to a real debt collector I told them to stop calling me and harassing me and I would pay the money back when I got it I do not recommend anyone go to this school at all.
They paint a pretty picture with cream an sugar until you get out there and nothing happens. You go back for help and they want you for more $. I'm in for student loans 15 k and can't pay because of no job. Everest for life is a joke. They should say everest let me SCREW Y O U without a thought of a reach around. Something needs to be done they should have to pay my student loans. I feel they breached their side of the contract.
The teachers are awesome and they care about their students.
I have been enrolled in Everest University for one year. I called the other day to inquire about my financial aid and was told that my major was no longer being taught at this university. I was already dropped from classes when I called, but, had completed work in my classes the previous day!!!!!!!! What a waste of time!!!!!! Never, ever, ever attend here!!!!!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHOOL IS PISS POOR PLUS VERY HIGH IN COST !!!!! THE STAFF THERE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING PLUS THIS SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE A TECH TEAM ANYMORE. ALSO THEY HAVE A LAW SUIT AGAINST THEM BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THEY TOLD ME THAT MY PARENT PLUS FORM WAS OUT OF DATE WHEN I HAD JUST DONE ONE LESS THAN A WEEK AGO,BUT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T TURN IT CORRECTLY NOW I OWE OVER $7,000 THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS POST TO BE PAYING FOR. PLUS THE SCHOOL IS 12 WEEKS LONG AND IF YOU ARE MORE INTELLIGENT THAN THEIR TEACHERS THEY WILL GIVE YOU A BAD GRADE THEY DID ME . I SWITCHED SCHOOLS AND NOW I HAVE A 4.0 WORST SCHOOL EVER . THEY ARE LIARS AND THEFTS . I SPENT $20,000 WITH THEM.
I went to an informational meeting just for information. The information I was given was accurate with a spin! Everest will take anyone into the medical assisting program and the job market becomes very oversaturated! I can honestly say more than half of the students in my class did not put any effort into the class or labs and still completed the program! You practice injections and venipuncture on each other and it was a lot of goofing off. The instructors ( i had several different ones) complained loudly about the program and what a waste of time it was! You are promised assistance after completion of your program and I did find that false! I was top of my class but did not feel the program gave me the skills needed in my career.
I recently graduated from Everest University in October 2013, with an Associate in the Paralegal Studies Program. I had a pretty good experience with all of the departments, basically smooth sailing. I am now enrolled with the Bachelor's Degree Program in the same program and have caught so much flick in the Financial Aid Department. I decided weeks before the end of the term that I did NOT want to drop that I wanted to continue at the school because I was going through personal things and that I would have to drop. When it came time to start a new term I had No classes at the start of the term due to the fact they drop me anyways after the request not to and now it is an issue with my FA. I had talked with someone about my FA, classes were suppose to be there and nothing was done. I have been going through so much and I am just to my point with the school. Can anyone help me who has had this problem???
I was very disappointed. I went from 4.0 student to failing my last class. The teachers are completely abusive and would post abusive comments to students on discussion boards. One instructor even posted "PLAGIARIST," on a fellow student's discussion submission to openly shame him before his peers, for not posting his resources, which was completely uncalled for. When I made a complaint, they did nothing about it and this same instructor failed me in last course taken, out of retaliation. No one needs this kind of stress and mistreatment. The student services are not supportive and they are quite expensive. Do not go to this school, unless you enjoy being a punching bag!
I am presently in the 3rd semester of my second year. I am proud to say that I have maintained a 3.0 to 3.69 average. The problem is that I needed financial aid to assist me in my endeavors. In the time I have only received three checks, the amount was $512.00 in each check. I asked the financial aid office for an explanation of the disbursement, and I have never been able to get one. Other students have the same complaint.