MTI College Reviews
If you are a military veteran, I highly suggest reading this and using your hard earned benefits somewhere else. MTI is indiscriminate on who they "work" your benefits so that they can keep bleeding them dry, and you can keep getting cheated passively out of your money...take it from the veteran with various disabilities when I tell you they do not care. You show up to class on the first day of year two. Year one went smoothly, but now you are being told that in order to finish with MTI you will be taking a 1/4 loss in pay of benefits because they cannot help you meet the prerequisites based on Units....I have spent much time talking to VA representatives lately. There is no reason to base our BAH off of units when you can do it based off of Hours. A warning well ahead would have also been nice to prepare for this. There seems to be some major disconnect when it comes to the veteran benefits here. Coming from a working class family, I am the first of us to go to college. I do not know the difference between a diploma and a degree. This error winds up making life VERY difficult for me. I fail the entry class into the IT year 2 program which locks me out of this for another 3 months. I try to make up my benefits through taking GE courses, turns out I cannot because I have not the prerequisites there. When I bring up this issue to them the reply is "we have a recording of you agreeing to these terms". I am being screened for liver cancer, I have a brain injury, some hearing loss, and a few other problems. A recording is not something I am really concerned with, I just wanted help. I am not really sure what the college gets out of doing this, but after talking with a few other veterans on campus the same thing has happened to them when it comes to this confusion. Maybe they should not assume that military members understand school? This has cut me off from precious funding. I am living off of my disability at the moment. It makes for a rough life, one that could have been avoided completely had I had warning/ better communication from MTI. After having no debt issues at all, I am now having to place large purchases through credit because I am put in a situation where I cant afford to eat. I guess as long as MTI keeps getting money and wants to play the legal game; why should they care? Its a shame, most of they're staff is excellent. Some of the teachers are some of my favorite people ever. My first year here was excellent. They really forced me into a bad situation here, I have been trying to find work for weeks and have their career services helping me. They have also been great. And by the way the 1/2 BAH benefits I was told would happen, is likely not happening. I was told to push through for a term so I can go back to 3/4 BAH, but I probably wont even get this. If I thought things were bad now, they are about to get far worse after taking a full pay cut of $1800 for the month. I have no idea what I am going to do.
The school is very knowledgeable about the career market and focuses their curriculum to meet the student's need in the working field. Paralegal Studies is a very unique niche that require a combination of utmost focus, determination, attention to details, excellent critical thinking, and ability to comprehend the law. MTI College was an excellent mentor and school in providing the tools and knowledge you need to be successful.
I spent two years at MTI and can say that you will get out of it what you put into it. The instructors track attendance and will come down on you if you don't show up to class. But, if you are paying for it, why would you make a habit of missing it? The programs, at least the tech ones, are definitely not to be taken lightly. You don't attend one night a week and skate by on homework. It was an intense program, but I can say that I feel tremendously well prepared for my certifications and I already had a job with the state before I finished my second year.
I was very excited to go back to school. I chose MTI because of the location and most important the Job Placement Assistance for life anywhere in the lower 48 states. By the end of my program I had to consult a Lawyer because MTI did not fulfill their commitment, and still have not fulfilled what they promised to me in writing. I have been out of the academic part of my program for almost a year, and still NO JOB or future prospects. I will have to take a menial labor job to pay back my Fedloan. First MTI made a huge clerical mistake on my admission paper, that in turn really screwed up my externship, when I brought to their attention I was told and quote "It's a small clerical error, why are you making such a big deal about it". Then when I set up with career services I was looking forward to putting that mess behind me. Well that has not turned out well either, I was told we don't have any job orders in your area ( I had moved after my program). I had to contact the Vice President of the school, hoping this would help and of course it did not. They really blew smoke up my you know what and said we are doing all we can to help you, still not even an interview because everyone wants 6-12 months experience that is what the school promised they could help with and have not. I would caution anyone to make sure the school they choose delivers on their promise. I am going to seek arbitration and work the BBB to make my school do what they advertise everyday.