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STAY AWAY. They make this place look like a dream come true. They have the MOST unqualified people teaching classes. Example: A legal Studies professor taught my Advanced Photography class and she ADMITTED to not knowing the first thing about cameras. Next: If you fail class A or take Class B class instead of A, 99.99% of the time you have to wait until the NEXT YEAR rotation to take class A. Usually pushing your graduation date back a year. Also if there are no available classes for that month you get a gap...which you pay for as if you were taking a class. $2,000 for a gap. They pretend to want to help you in financial aid but they don't. They lied to me in admissions saying tuition would be $25,000, I am in debt $45,000. My two classmates who took the same classes and graduated the same ended up with tuition fees of $50,000 and $70,000. WE TOOK THE SAME EXACT CLASSES. They also screw you over with internships. "We will help you find one." Lies. It took me a year and countless emails to find an internship which I had to quit my job to attend to get the hours I needed. Then half way through when I was covered under the semesters financial aid, they called me saying I owed $1,200 by the end of the week (called me on a THURSDAY) or all my hours I worked my internship would have been voided. EXCUSE ME?? I couldn't pay it because I wasn't working so I ignored it and now they say I owe them $2,300. They refuse to give me my diploma until I pay off this debt that is building interest. Never-mind my bills, car payments, insurance, and my loans I am paying back. I graduated a year ago and still do not have my diploma. All these people care about is money. Don't fall for their lies and scams. They are scam artists and will do anything to suck every last penny from you and STILL claim you owe them thousands. STAY AWAY.
Going to Keiser University the Professor was great. Doing my internship wasnt so great it was 8hrs from me I didnt get any help, finish school with a 3.42 GPA I NEVER DID BILLING AND CODING AT A REAL FACILITY NEVER GOT THE ASSISTANCE I NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND IT , I STILL DONT HAVE MY DEGREE BC THEY BEEN HOLDING IT FOR A YEAR NOW JUST BECAUSE I OWE A FEE I WASNT AWARE THAT I COULD HAVE GOTTEN USE BOOKS ANS I WAS GETTING ALL NEW BOOKS AND CAUSE ME TOO OWE THEM $1600.00 I was able too pay them $560 of it, Inhabent been able too find a job Im $36,000 thousand dollars in debt cant find a job. And when I reach out to the school they and the financial department they tell nothing we can do for you I decided to go back too school and they tell me I cant because I owe a fee, I have 3yr old son that I cant even take care of bc this. I was a great student never miss a day of school only when Harvey hit us and I still made away ! I worked hard and this degree mean so much to me and I feel they took it from me.
I went to the school and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I stressed this was my first time attending and wanted to make sure of all protocols and was not sure if I felt comfortable with " online courses as this was new to me" I am a single parent and work fulltime so was hesitant to sign up for something if I was unable to cancel immediately if not able to commit to 100%. IN was told that I was not able to access the online portal until the evening before to meet the professor and get an understanding of what is expected during the course but would be able to cancel within a few days with no issues. The 1st day of school I sent an email and left a message stating I would like to cancel due to many reasons and just did not think this was the best timing to proceed and please let me know what needed to be done to cancel. Long story short weeks have gone by with no communication on their end, I even sent them an email the first week and copied several employees because I was getting the sense I was being avoided still to hear nothing. Showed up on my day off Sat morning to return unopened books and they book store was closed and no one seemed to know a thing, I showed them my emails and messages and they were shocked!! Now almost being a month later I have not heard from the them besides harassment calls and emails asking me to sign up for classes for Feb. Needless to say be CAREFUL I was soo excited to start and felt they were helpful in the beginning and after I reluctantly signed the papers (this day I had just came from making funeral arrangements and it was the last day to sign up for classes so they knew I was beyond stressed but assured me not to worry). I fee l was scammed and just opened the mail today and received a bill for $ 2373 for a class I DID NOT EVEN TAKE??????? After being told I had a few days to cancel!!!?? SHADY maybe I'll finally get a call after this post???
Only online classes offered for medical billing and coding. For someone with no medical background, Keiser University proved to be a horrible financial decision. Here are the reasons why. 1) You will have to pay roughly $10,000 per semester. 2) Even if you drop out, you must pay for the entire semester, regardless of the reason(s) for not completing the semester. 3) You must cram a lot of information into each class, without ever actually knowing your professor; if you need quick help -- for any reason -- good luck. The professors are not career professors. They will get back to you when they can, hopefully. I got behind and it took over a day just receive a basic email from my professor. By that time, too late. I did not possess the remaining time needed to finish assignments/tests. I had another email my professor never even replied. Very unprofessional. I dropped out and now Keiser wants me to pay the remaining balance for my semester. This so-called 'University' is a complete scam. Find another source for your education, and good luck.
PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!! i am a just graduated high school student that has chosen to attend keiser in hopes of achieving a masters degree and becoming a nurse practitioner. THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE!!!! the first problem was with financial aid. my mom started the process of getting everything paid for and ready a year before i was suppose to attend, fast forward, we are now a month before fall semester starts and they say they cant find any of my papers and that i wont be able to attend school unless they have my papers. so once they made my mom take time off of work to resend all of my papers that they lost they told us that it would be smart for my parents to take out a parent plus loan to cover the extra little amount that is not covered by my scholarships, and whatever money is left over from that i will be getting back, they told me that i should be expecting around $1000-2000 back during the month of october..... the month of october came and went and there was no money credited to my blackboard account. so i went in to talk to someone and they gave me every excuse they could possibly come up with every single week until the month of december when we were about to go on winter break. turns out. they pay your tuition with your loans first and then your scholarships and then whatever money you have left over from your scholarship ends up going to another student.......... please reread that and make sure you fully understand how poor their communication skills are...THIS IS A FOR PROFIT SCHOOL WHICH MEANS THEY WILL DO ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO S**** YOU IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY OUT OF EVERY LAST PENNY YOU HAVE!!!! the nursing director when i went to go talk to her didnt even know what her own program entailed and on top of no one communicating with each other you are treated like a child. the dress code is absolutely ridiculious as well as their reason behind having one. i should not be paying $2000 per class and still being told what i can and can not wear like a highschool student. that is absolutely absurd. and anyone who still decides to go here after reading this is absolutely insane. i would rather be in debt over student loans than in this unorganized facility. OH!!! almost forgot to mention.... they bad mouth every other college they possibly can to make you think youve made the right decision, sort of like a toxic relationship... tearing down everything around you so that you feel lucky that they accepted you when actually theyre ruining you.
Do not go here! I couldnt find anywhere else to write a review. Coming into Keiser straight out of high school, my plan was to obtain my associates degree and be able to work and continue my education. I chose medical assisting. Yes, I do have a degree as an MA, but going to keiser has made my life EXTREMELY hard. I was upfront with the administration and told them after I obtain this degree I plan on transferring to another university to obtain a nursing degree. The staff let me know that the school does have a nursing school, but Ive read reviews and that wasnt going to happen. I talked with both schools, keiser and the one I would be transferring to, and they said they accepted credits. Well, Keiser decided to change the way they code their classes and my new school, which I am at now, cannot accept more than HALF of my credits and are requiring me to retake classes/take extra classes. All because keiser decided to change the way they code their classes. Not only that, but because KU changed and my new school does not accept more than half of my credits, my GPA went down. I graduated from KU with a 3.7 GPA and now my GPA is a 3.0 and I have to work to bring it up again because you have to have at least a 3.5 to be considered for the nursing program. I have had to jump through hoops, when I called to question the change I never heard back from anyone. Nobody returns emails or phone calls, and if you come in to try and talk to someone in person, they just left. It costs LESS money for me to attend an out of state school than it did to attend Keiser. Do yourself a favor and save yourself from headache and frustration, choose a different school. They will tell you how great the programs are but they teach you the bare minimum and once they have your money they do not care.
Please DO take into consideration others' comments. I could not find a place to write a review, but I will at least post here. Coming into this program, I had close to a 4.0. I am a hard-working student and very dedicated to becoming a good nurse. Therefore, I put in 100+ hours a week to this program for the last four moths completing 6 classes and a 12.5 hour clinical each week. This program is very new at the Ft. Myers campus, so obviously we (all the students) expected a few bumps along the way. This program has some major issues, which directors and "higher ups" refuse to fix for incoming students to make the program successful. Instructors see that this is only a "money making" school and a few of them left during/right after the first semester. This school honestly could care less about making you a good nurse who can help save lives and knit picks on the craziest of things in papers and assignments. Can you do a 300 + point head to toe physical assessment? Yes! Do you have clinical instructors and nurses giving endless complements on patient care and attention to detail? Yes! But, you just cannot get the subjective APA formatting that varies by instructors discretion, so we are going to charge you another $3,200 to take the class over. I will be going elsewhere to continue my nursing education because this school is not professional. Our cohort started with 15 people. Several dropped because of one class. Over half of the others must repeat a class because of APA formatting. And society wonders why there is a nursing shortage, its because of programs like this. The teacher of our problem class does not understand the material she tests over, rationales for questions we ask are started with "probably" instead of explaining the material. She cannot explain it because she doesn't understand it herself. I asked for help or more resources to study or learn the material all semester only to have eye rolls and judgmental attitudes because I ask questions about the material she doesnt understand the answers to. At the end of the semester she said that the number of students having to retake the course had no reflect on her teaching or grading abilities. THEY COULD CARE LESS!!! PLEASE, I am begging anyone who is considering this program, EVERYONE in my class/cohort has had problems here and I am sure you will not be an exception. Now, as I am trying to leave they are saying their computer system screwed up and I owe them extra money. PLEASE consider other options before letting this place take your money and give you nothing in return. Trust me, better schools do exist that teach you how to be a good nurse and not just take your money and feed you to the wolves.
When your balance is 0at the bursars office, and you have a credit on the school because you overpaid the school will come up with made up bills so you wont get your money back they will take the money back from military student scholarship and if the va overpaid the school they will make you the student pay for it so Keiser wont have to return not a penny to anyone
STAY AWAY FROM KEISER UNIVERSITY!!! I attended Keiser University (West Palm Beach) campus back in 2015-2016 and that was the biggest mistake I ever made. The only two good things about this school were the professors and one class per month. I received a check from Keiser at the end of the school year, I still have the voicemail from one of the lady from the Bursar's office that called me to verified my address because the check had returned back to them due to bad address. I got the check and I thought it was left over money from mine student loans, so I used it to caught up on bills. A month later I found out that I have to pay back the money because the money was for my last class with them. Two years later, they are still holding on to my transcript until I pay them $1,700 which I already paid $400.00 towards. The manager at the Ft. Lauderdale campus is blaming me for cashing the check, saying that I sholud have returned the check back to them. I feel like they screwed up and need to own up to their mistakes and waive the amount and give me mine transcript. I DO NOT recommend Keiser University to anyone. Save yourself the headache and go to South University, for the same amount of money you can graduate with a bachelor degree at South University.
Stay away and spend your GI Bill elsewhere. So many hidden regulations and half your day spent on campus is at the financial aid office because they want $$$. Then you get back to class only to realize you missed half of it and no notes or handouts are provided for the schools negligence. Btw way overpriced for what you get!!