Keiser University eCampus Reviews
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.
Do not waste your time with this school. I ignored all the tale tell signs that something was off. They take no responsibility for their actions and will continue to mess things up and then blame it all on you. Financial Aid department is a joke. They will contentiously mess your things up, never tell you, and then block you out of your classes. No one helps you to know what is going on and they blame you for an "attendance issue". Which then can result in you being kicked out of the program all together. How you can be blamed for attendance when you're doing nothing but trying to regain access to your classes is beyond me. The first time it happened to me I talked to everyone I could and did everything they said to do until my access was regained. All of my friends and family told me that it was a hoax but I gave the school the benefit of the doubt and stayed enrolled. Whenever I regained access I had missed almost 3 weeks of work and my professor only gave me 2 days to do 3 weeks worth of work and in a medical class, that's excessive. Needless to say, I was exhausted but I got it all done and had an A in the class. Barely a week later I was kicked out of my class again! Once again, with no warning or notice. I immediately started calling people, once again with no help. I finally had my last straw whenever I got an email saying that my "attendance issue" was being reviewed to see if I should be kicked out of the program or not. Ridiculous! I immediately responded giving them a piece of my mind and telling them I was going to withdraw. They also are expecting me to pay all of my financial aid back for an education I didn't even receive. I wouldn't recommend this "university" to my worst enemy. Moral of the story is, trust your gut instinct and research a school before you enroll!
If you have any professional experience with computers, pick another school and save yourself the headaches. Having to inform the "professor" that they are providing incorrect information (despite its truth) is never well received. Scheduling problems due to clerical errors and no responsibility taken on the part of the faculty or administration despite the negative impact on my GPA.
If you go to this College good luck transferring your credits to a well established University. Not only will you be in debt but your credits will not transfer to FSU, UCF, USF or other established schools. They will only transfer to garbage private schools like Everest. Go to a community college instead. You will save money and plus most of them have agreements with the Universities to automatically accept you after you finish the community college.
Unfortunately, I had to drop out of this school it's beyond expensive and it's not worth the money. And I ended up paying over thousand dollars for dropping out. Let me start by saying keiser is nothing but trying to make money and keep the student in debt. It's just terrible to see all they care about is mone nothing else. Overall I had a very bad experience, and I will never ever go back to that school again. I'll rather work harder at a community college than ended up in debt for no reasons. Keiser sucks I hope whoever read my review learn something from it don't waste your money in this school. It's just terrible! And I hope one day this school will close forever.
Do not waste your money on a degree from this school. There are no Radiation Therapy jobs in the state of Florida. Radiologic tech jobs are usually only PRN or part-time. Kaiser is a rip-off. I have graduated with a degree that is useless. If you thought Corinthians College was bad, then Kaiser is worse
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