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I am currently going to Kaplan University- Davenport, IA (online). When I started with Kaplan I was told that the grants and loans would cover my entire degree plan. I found out 3 years into my degree that the funding was almost gone and now I have to pay out-of-pocket. I do not have any extra money to pay for school that was the main reason for applying for grants and loans. Furthermore, I am now being asked to cover $525 before this term is over or I will be blocked out of my next set of classes. I also found out that Kaplan has had a lawsuit for over $1 million dollars to refund loans and grants to 239 students. The school credits may not be transferable and you may not get a job or license with your degree, if you are able to finish your degree. I believe that Kaplan misued the funds and charged me for things that they should not have been charging me for like over $5000 in room and board, over $3000 in transportation, and over $2000 in personal items. Mind you i go to school online so i dont need room and board nor do i need transportation. This was/is one big rip off. Now i am over $60,000 in debt, i cannot possibly pay that back.
Kaplan wasnt a bad school, I did learn a lot. The career planning department was a waste of time, as they only called me once and sent two email of jobs that were all over the country! All of my necessary credits transferred to a state university so that was a major plus for me to continue on with another degree. If your not able to attend a brick and mortar school then this should be a considerable option.
Kaplan is over all a great school. They care about their students and communicate with students on a daily basis and are always available to help and answer any questions that the students have. Kaplan is all around a great school. Classes are once a week and assignments and projects are due at the end of the week. The online classrooms are easy to navigate. Staff is excellent, they share Their experience in there career and really care about the student. Kaplan is a great choice for those looking for hands on and a great learning experience.
Kaplan University on-line is great for employed, unemployed,military or those who love to work independently. The course work is manageable and the program staff are helpful. All necessaries are available. (Tutoring, instant messaging, e.t.c) Each course that I've completed were ten weeks; with one week breaks in between. Other than that the on-line aspect is pretty standard ( Syllabus, quizzes, exams, reports). Personally I loved the digital ability. Seminars, course material, assignment uploads, and all incentives were easy to manage. In the past I haven't been able to complete programs that I have enrolled in so, I am glad to say that I have successfully completed my two year degree plan with Kaplan University. From the time of entry to the time of completion my career advisor have been very supportive. She have observed my grades to keep me on the right track. She have called me during every course to get feed back, discuss course options and reviews. Pretty much my future plans were discussed as well. All my instructors were just as supportive.
I would definitely recommend this college. The curriculum was exactly what I needed for my field of study and I learned essential tools that I can implement into my professional occupation. The professors were very efficient and timely with feedback. Also, I loved the live seminars that we had once a week because there was an actual person talking to you and answering questions and concerns. Every Professor followed the syllabus and instructions were very clear on how to succeed here. This is an online school, so it should only be for self-motivated learners!
Kaplan online is a very diverse school. I enjoyed the professor's instructional lessons, as well as being able to meet people from all over the world. I've made new friends from attending kaplan online. This university is an awesome place to learn. I would recommend kaplan.edu to anyone.
This school was extremely helpful. The teachers wanted to see the students succeed and did all that they could to help us. The online seminars allowed me to feel as though I was actually there being taught and allowed me to have conversations with other students. The school also provides the reading materials for you so you don't have to spend money out of pocket. Kaplan is very military friendly and they work around your schedule. Kaplan has helped me greatly pursue the degree I wanted and I will be applying to Law School as soon as I am finished with my contract with the United States Army.
I enrolled in this school because my job gives a tuition discount so I thought, why not? I was doing online classes, have only been here 10 weeks and they want 2,751$ or they will block my classes. I asked repeatedly if FAFSA would cover my tuition for the rest of what I owed. They told me, "yes yes don't worry about it everything will work out for you" NOPE! They blocked my classes and will not allow me to continue on until the balance is paid, wasted 10 weeks and now owe a ton of money. Would not recommend, money hungry and horrible staff.
I would not recommend this school. I had nothing but problems from the beginning between paperwork they kept misplacing and the advisor not knowing what she was doing. The advisor was not at all helpful and I often went out of my way to talk to someone else because she was completely unknowledgeable. Please beware that you are attending this university at your own risk. I would highly recommend looking into somewhere else!
I have learned so much with Kaplan University. I would recommend this school to everyone. I love the professors they were awesome. They worked with you to help you understand the assignments. Best school by far. I do plan on going back for my bachelors degree with Kaplan University. I can not want to learn so much more from them.