Keiser University eCampus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (73)
DO NOT attend Keiser! DO NOT!!! First, they are ridiculously expensive!!! 6 thousand dollars a semester??????? What the heck was I thinking. Florida International University costs less than that for a YEAR! You can also attend community colleges and not get ripped off like this! I attended for only 3 months, took 3 classes and now they are charging me for the whole semester (6K). The online classes are TERRIBLE. You get in thinking you will have online classes right? No, what you get is your teacher telling you to read, read, read and then you have assignments. You literally learn on your own. There are no classes with the actual professor. Nothing. If you understand and learn, good for you, if you don't, oh well... Be also careful that if you ever decide to leave, you will not be able to to attend any other school until you have fully paid them. They will not release your official transcript even if you had set up a payment plan with them and other schools won't let you attend without receiving the official transcript from Keiser!!! Run away from this University! They do not provide a service that would justify such high price!
Not only am I now in debt, but I did not graduate nor did i receive the help needed to graduate. Up until the day I began classes I had excellent help getting set up with a payment plan and all the "necessary" programs for my laptop. It wasn't until I began attempting to do my class work that i discovered all the links were broken, my emails for help went ignored, and due to logging in after three weeks, ONLY to email my instructors before having to withdraw, did I receive feedback claiming that I now owe over $1000 for a college I wish I had never trusted. I was scammed, pushed farther back in my life, and now cannot attend any other college until my unfair and unjustified debt is paid.
While this is an excellent career choice and degree program, I find that Keiser's tuition is far from the norm. The program is 6-semesters long at a cost of $10,000 per semester--$60,000 for an Associates of Science degree. My Ph.D. was $66K--really people. I am also not certain whether the program is accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students may want to visit their webpage. Students may want to seek other options that are more cost effective and receive the same degree--website medical technology schools.
This school is a joke... All my financial aid had not cleared by the date I was promised to start! However, financial aid let me start anyhow and informed it should clear before the financial aid deadline. Months into taking my classes, I had been informed my financial aid was incomplete! Although, I submitted ALL requested documents MULTIPLE times they continuously requested MORE AND MORE. I was then informed that the period had closed out so I would need to apply for student loans to pay off all my balance otherwise, I'd be held responsible and would not be able to take classes if the full balance isn't paid. That turned into "it's too late" the period to pay for the 6 classes I took was closed and I was then responsible for the balance of $9,810, which is now on my credit! I obtained a 3.74 GPA!!! (You're welcome for boosting up your school grade:) FOR NOTHING IN RETURN.) Keiser would not work with me, assist with finding any other options and also blocked my transcripts. I am now at square 1 with having to start school all over again with a high balance on my credit I have to pay because my credit was severely damaged due to this balance. All this due to disorganization and lies! I advise anyone to avoid going here and if you choose to, make sure all your financial aid is cleared before you begin any classes.
It has been a few years since my last degree earned from Keiser and while I can say I'm professionally excelling I do not give much credit to the institution for my success. The professor demonstrated poor leadership and assistance. Once you graduate you will not be given grants your entitled to and will be left with what in reality is an unethical cost for a degree. Many COTAs who graduated from this university are not knowledgeable of the new healthcare regulations or documentation requirements. My personal experience from having hands on experience with management/operation within scope of practice of CMS, ACHA and all relating federal state regulations is that Keiser does not prepare and is behind with the healthcare changes. As a former graduate of Keiser as COTA the education level and hands on is not even close to being worth the cost you'll pay for it unless you have a current position you are growing in for increased clinical degree in short time. The financial aid do not educate in loans, grants or cost....sad that today in the world when 90% of the graduated adults will live in credit their is not a course on loans and etc for the new college students but a rush stack of papers requiring signatures so they can be processed for the beginning semester. After the vent to sum up my experience; the education is not worth cost and you will find yourself trying to educate yourself and felling angry.
What a great group of people! My professors and the other students made learning easy and fun. The bursar and finance departments were great and explained EVERYTHING in great detail - I am VERY type A so, I made them explain things 3 and 4 times. I am able to get credentialed and work in my chosen field (supply chain) with a starting pay of $65,000 per year. I am a happy student.
Although I have not graduated yet (projected graduation date is March 2017), I wanted to take the time to express how great my experience at Keiser University has been. Yes, the school is expensive, but no more than any other private university. Everything about my experience thus far has been wonderful. The teachers I have encountered are all excellent and responsive. The one time I had to reach out to the dean of my program, she was beyond helpful in changing my course schedule to reflect the required math course I would need to transfer. If you do your part, this university will pay off.
I got my AA and BA in Health Services Administration from Keiser University online campus and was told about all the possibilities after graduation. I received no help in finding employment nothing was offered. They tried to recruit me to get my masters from Keiser. The education was meaningful, I did learn. The promises are empty though. I got my MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Columbia Southern University this an online school as well. I am now a Prevention Specialist in the Health Department making $25, 872.00 and I owe $91, 300.00 in student loan debt. I cannot get a mortgage, car loan, credit card with such a high debt to income ratio, My credit is clean I have no negatives on my credit report. But this student loan is so huge! I am just stuck and cannot do anything. Please beware of student loan debts and read everything. When someone tells you it is only $10,000. you need to see in writing is it $10,000. per semester, per class, per month, per year etc. Please know the facts. Make sure your school is fully accredited by all accrediting agencies and not by one accrediting agencies. Make sure your degree means something get a degree that you can get certified. Certification is what gives you the pay. It says you have done the courses and passed a state test and you are capable according to the state. Do not do what I did my life is on hold my life is stuck.
Liars , cheaters and scammers. My original loan balance after leaving school was roughly $90K , I currently have it down to about $78K right now. Keiser Universities Financial Student Aid department as well as their Curriculum department responsible for diplomas and what classes that are needed to be taken in order to graduate are looking to do anything and everything they can do take your money and bury you in debt. How is it even possible that over 4 years, never did I receive financial Aid or Grants that I applied for ? How is it possible that I have over $90K worth of student loan debt. for an accounting degree - in which I am currently working in Sales because no actual accounting firm wants to hire me because I am a Keiser University Graduate. cant tell you how many times , I would get phone calls for the bursars office demanding I pay my semester fees, or how many times Financial Aid would tell me not to worry about my student loans , that I should just Max out my credit cards or that I am in good hands with Sallie Mae. Currently with a 6.5% interest rate, never in my life time am I going to be able to pay these ridiculous fees and interest. By the time I am 55, I will still have over $50K worth of student loans and would have paid $221,000 in student loan debt plus interest over the life time of my loan. My life is at a complete stand still because of how Keiser University treated me and other students. Classes were added onto my schedule that I did not need to graduate. I was in my 4th year and half way thru I realize that I had classes added to my schedule list that I was told I would need to graduate when in fact I did not . When it was time to graduate with all my credits and classes I was told I do not qualify . It took me 3 months to get my Diploma after I finally proved to them that I had taken all the classes needed to receive my BA in accounting . How does something like this even happen ??? My Advice, you have options, other better options, do not fall into the same trap as the other Alumni's of Keiser University, do not go down the same path I did to have to have a life time of Student Loan debt, where you can never buy a house, where you can never be out of debt, where when you die your student loans will come with you . Also any of the positive reviews on the site , are more than likely fake and created by Keiser Universities IT department. I have never met a single graduate or person that has attended or graduated from Keiser and are thrilled with the outcome and end result & that includes my own sister. Who never, never , never was able to get hired or find an Ultra Sound position because her main school reference was Keiser University . No one who runs a successful business wants or needs Keiser university graduates. Do a simple Google search and see how many litigations over the last 4-6 years the Department of education and others have thrown at Keiser, I am up hauled that they are still in business, But I guess when you are worth Millions if not Billions like Mr. Keiser is , you can hire the best of the best lawyers to prove your case and continue on scamming ppl out of their money they do not even have yet , and when they do have that money it doesn't even belong to them , it belongs to Kesier. ... One last thing, I read someone else's response in regards to how they find it funny when people say you go To Keiser University to pay Thousands of dollars for a degree. Well I got news for you that is exactly what you are doing , because a Donkey a pass any one of their in school or online classes, it is a Joke. And yes I attended both in school classes and online classes.
Let me start by saying that I completed my bachelors at Keiser and went on to graduate from my first choice law school in my state. It is unfortunate that Keiser continues to be stigmatized as a result of false reports. First and foremost, Keiser is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) just like UF, FSU, UCF, USF, UM, and all other major Florida universities. So the statement that credits from Keiser will not transfer is a lie. Second, the comment "I would rather go to community college and work twice as hard." If you weren't working hard at Keiser, that's probably why you are no longer a student. Keiser's classes are one month. At a traditional school a class is four months. Thus, at Keiser, you are learning a month's worth of material each week. It is comparable to summer school courses wherein you are learning 15-16 weeks worth of material in 7. It is by no means easy and you have to be a committed, responsible student. Lastly, the financial aid process is very transparent. You are informed of the tuition (yes it is expensive) as well as federal and private financial aid options. News flash, if you do not fulfill your obligations by completing the semester, a college or university must return those federal funds to the government. Do you really think they are going to take a loss on your behalf? No. That is why you have to repay. Additionally, if you are enrolled and behind in your payments, yes, you will be blocked from class. No one is blocked just because. So do not place the blame on the school because you didn't handle your business and commit to your education.