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This school is a joke! You can NEVER reach anyone in the Finanical Aid Department. The school received my excess funds on Aug 27, I spoke with who told me it would be 10 to 12 weeks before I would receive the remaining excess funds check in the mail. I cant understand what is the issue with holding the funds for 10 to 12 weeks and I cannot get anyone to expect lain it to me. The classes are easy and the instructors are very helpful.
Please no one need to attend this school. They will charge you all this money for school, and they will hold your refund check. It doesn't take no 12 weeks for your refund check they are holding our money and then they would say it still haven't came on. When they receive there funds the other funds are right behind it. Please don't waste your time.
The faculty and staff are amazing. I never felt like I was alone. My instructors all stayed in touch by telephone and email through all my courses. The program was very good. The classes weren't easy, but almost all of them were relevant. It was a great choice for me.
I usually do not do this but i am really upset with the financial department from this school. First I signed up for cost of living in june, my funds were disputed to the school july 2. When I talked to my financial aid advisor she sent me info about the cost of living, I then tried to get in contact with her numerous of times she never answered. Then I had spoke with someone over her and then she finally reached out to me. I then had another financial aid and she had told me that everything that the other person had did was not in the system. So now I had to get approved, I was approved and they said I would have to wait 10-12 weeks for my check to come it is now in my 13 week and I just talked to her now she is telling me that I would get it in the beginning of October. I feel like I am giving the run around on when I will be receiving my funds. The school had received their funds why do I have to wait so long for mine to come to me I have to pay that back it is on my nelnet I am the one who requested for the funds so what is the hold up I am so disappointed in the financial department. As far as the classes are good and I make good grades I would not recommend using financial aid when going to this school but as far as getting an education yes.
IU admin will inform you that youll receive a tablet and laptop but God forbid their issued laptop crashes, they will not replace it even with a warranty! There are no breaks between MODs, the labs take at least 4 hours of your times a day but they claim its a do at your own pace college and that 30 min in the morning and 30 min at night would work for you. As a National Guard member, a mother of two, working 12hour shifts, this college is no where near work at your own pace or sympathetic to hardware loss or military training. If you drop out and request to re-enroll, the months you dropped out for must be required to finish so going from 1-3 classes a MOD, then requires 3-5 classes a MOD. Also, expect to do homework as if youre working a full time job!! The only thing good about this school are the teachers walk through videos.
I wanted to write this review to help those understand where the bad reviews are coming from. Most of these reviews are based on people that do not understand how finances work or how other situations work. This school is the best school I have ever been to and I have attended a few! The debt for the school is much lower than others. They actually give you a tablet and a laptop for the classes which is very helpful. Naturally, like any other schools you will owe money after you graduate. That is a given. I feel like these naysayers are not fully aware of the helpful people we have before they quit. They could have contacted the offices to find out what is going on, rather than just bashing the school altogether.
It was great up until I got to externship. My externship coordinator left me on my own to find a site. Now I owe more money for having to retake my externship. The school enrolled me in my externship class without having an externship site. I loved the school up until that point and now, I can not wait to have nothing more to do with them. They care about while you are a student but after you graduate, they do not care. They are after the money. I was given the run around with help with externship and financial aid. I would not recommend this school to my worst enemy.
I truly loved this University. I earned my Associates in 2015 in Business Management with Retail sales. My Bachelors in Business Administration in 2017, and they gave me half off my tuition to earn my MBA (i will graduate in 2019). I attended the 2017 graduation in Salt Lake, and I loved it. It was in an old theater. They gave us food and drinks. I felt very special. They had music and I just thought it was a great ceremony. As for the teachers and staff, they are so helpful, and encouraged me to join joined Journalism Club, Business Club, and Student Advisory council. I am working hard to graduate with honors. If you are a full time mother, and full time worker this is the school for you. They have called to help me get a job, prepared me for interviews, and are always checking on me. I am proud to be an IU alumni!
Went to Independence University from a friend that was going online there in 2014, they really hyped the school up but 3 months in was nothing like I thought . So now I have a $2,000 balance because I tried to transfer and they wouldn't transfer my credit or send me a label to return their computer which I still have after I tried several times to contact someone to send it back. Currently trying to get my transcript from them , has anyone had trouble receiving a transcript from this school? I'm planning on sending a money order bc I'm not putting my credit card info ...I honestly believe this school is scamming people.
I am not currently enrolled in this school, and i do not recommend anyone to enroll. About a year ago i contacted IU and the first person i spoke with seemed not interested when i told him my age. When i finally got hold of someone i was convinced that i should enroll in the RT program. After taking all the required testing, i was offered a scholarship from the school to help pay for my classes, as well as i had Federal funding. The young lady i spoke with in the finance department was the most helpful out of everyone, cant say the same about my advisor. My advisor let me know that i would not be able to start classes until i have a clinical site locked in, which the advisor stated the schools finds. i did offer to help find a clinical site but was told no, but when i would ask my advisor which hospitals has he reached out to he couldnt tell me and would just say he would get back to me, which he never did!! After having one issue after the other with my advisor, i wanted to email the Dean and let him know what was happening and why i would be declining to enroll, so i emailed the one person that i could count on, the finance person. She was able to give me the email address of the Dean, so i emailed him and let him know how helpful the finance person was but how horrible my advisor was. But guess what? No response, no help trying to fix the issues, no want to help me with a clinical site, NOTHING!!! And i even included in my email my advisors name as well as the name of the young lady that was helpful. PLEASE BE SMART IF THINKING ABOUT ENROLLING IN THIS SCHOOL. PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT IF YOU ENROLL IN THE RT PROGRAM YOU MUST HAVE A CLINICAL SITE BEFORE YOU ARE ABLE TO START CLASSES..