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This school is very shady! I'm having trouble with refunds and courses s***. I feel the courses offered will not help me in law. They switched academic advisors. They claim I should be able to access the new student portal but I cant! I finally had to call Dept of Education
Post University has a serious problem with their financial aid department. For the past couple of months, the site open to students and their staff has been "under construction". Because of this, I have been unable to get back my refund. The site is now back up and the school has, for the past 4 weeks, access to the money the government sent to them for me and yet still nothing, I've been getting the run around from everyone I talk to at the school and it is very frustrating. Because of all their problems, I am considering transferring to another school. But on a more serious side, the school itself needs to be reported for their fraudulent activities.
This school claims to be an accredited school. My experience at Post University is awful. I am a current student, but not a happy one. My main issue is communication and the financial aid department. I started at Post back in March of this year, and from the start I have had problems with my financial aid being disbursed to me. They seem to only care about the money they receive for me attending their school. But, they don't care about me getting my money. And it is my money because I borrowed it and will have to pay it back. Post University's motto is: "We make it Personal". Really? This is false advertisement on their part. I do my part, I make the grades, do the work required for each course. The least they could do is do their part by releasing my disbursement. I mean I would not have borrowed the money if I didn't need it. The financial aid advisors s***. They do not respond or care about their students. I know that there are a lot of people who have the same issues, come on just do what you are supposed to do as a college. I get my refund through Bank Mobile which apparently when you call them it sends you to the campus. So my question is, Is Bank Mobile owned by Post? And if so then I understand why this is happening. Everytime I am supposed to get my disbursement, there is always problems receiving it. Its almost like they want you to jump through hoops just to get what is owed to you. I also requested a itemized print out of what my aid goes towards, and it is like I never asked for it. It makes me wonder if this school is a scam. Or are they ripping off the students and gov. My recommendation is not to attend this school and avoid it at all costs. I enjoy the classes that they offer. But at the same time I feel like I am teaching myself instead of the school teaching. Every assignment is an essay and the discussion boards are not like a discussion but an actual assignment instead. I learn from the courses but is it worth all the anguish that I go through just to attend this school. I am wondering how long they are going to make me wait before I get whats owed to me. Or am I gonna get it at all. I just want to let everyone know that it is not all sunshine and rainbows doing online courses with this school. Post University needs to be investigated and held accountable for what they are doing. It is not right, or legal I think. I do not believe that this school deserves any stars.
DO NOT ATTEND POST UNIVERSITY. The school deserves ZERO stars. In my lengthy educational career, I have NEVER seen such a corrupt, unprofessional, and unethical university. I withdrew after taking a single course because of the unprofessionalism demonstrated by my professor and other university staff. The course was riddled with broken links for required assignment instructions and readings for nearly every unit, which the professor refused to help with or address. She didnt even provide me with the PDF files. I had to get my advisor to get the documents from the program chair. Over the 8 weeks of the course, I watched as a student plagiarized 40 to 80% of his work and got away with doing so, as a student is supposed to be dismissed from the university after being caught plagiarizing 3 times, and he wasn't. This individual boasted on numerous occasions that it was his last class of the degree program, so he clearly was receiving passing grades in all the courses in the program for work he plagiarized. After watching the student plagiarize for over a month, I contacted my instructor to voice concerns over the lack of quality of work being produced by students and in particular, the fact that students were heavily plagiarizing their work. My professor ignored me and did not respond or reach out to speak with me. Instead, she reported me for some undisclosed reason to the program chair. He called me on the phone and began to bully and harass me into believing that plagiarism in a course is normal in a master's program, that it is for the professor to deal with, and there was nothing I could do about it. His tone was aggressive and harassing in some poor attempt to get me to keep quiet about the plagiarism I noticed going on in the class and at the university. When I made it clear to the chair that I voiced my concerns about the plagiarism to my professor in a private email and never stated anything on the discussion board or to any student, he changed his tune and began to back-pedal. It is clear the professor LIED to her boss by misrepresenting what actually happened to make herself look better and not at fault. The program chair also violated my privacy rights by sending a message meant for me to another student. I wish things ended there, but it didn't. Upon speaking with the dean of the college of my degree program, he too tried to manipulate me into believing plagiarism is normal in master's programs and showed no concern about it at all, which I found absolutely outrageous! Ill add that my professor was an absentee faculty who ignored student concerns and the technical issues plaguing her classroom. She also openly stated on an open classroom discussion forum that advocating for ones self or other students is inappropriate, and Post University staff do not care about feedback provided by students and wont use it to improve the quality of the education provided. Now, I have received 5 book orders I did not authorize over the last two weeks for a course I am not even enrolled in anymore because I withdrew completely from the university over 4 weeks ago. Every time I cancel an order I get sent another one within a day. This school is a complete scam. They engage in fraudulent activities like this long stream of book orders I did not authorize nor require since I am withdrawn from the university. What makes it worse is my advisor refuses to assist me with this matter, and the bookstore is not stopping the orders from happening as I requested. In fact, after reporting the situation and my advisor lack of assistance to the dean, my advisor lied to him saying she did look into the issue and followed-up with me, which she did not. I gave him the emails she sent to me showing she did not look into the issue and based her responses on mere assumption; literally in the email to me she said: "my assumption is...." Sufficed to say, the following day I received another unauthorized book order; bring the total to 5 unauthorized book orders with the potential of more. I am withdrawn from the university and have wasted time over the course of 2 weeks contacting people to get these unauthorized and fraudulent book orders to stop. The unprofessionalism of the faculty at Post University is widespread. Students are allowed to plagiarize their work, get away with it, and are likely going on to earn degrees. The faculty are allowed to harass and bully students unchecked. Out of all the people I spoke with including the dean for my degree program, NOT ONE of them even apologized for how I was treated. All they did was defend their staff as if what was done to me was right, okay, and professional. These faculty dedicated themselves to harassing and trying to manipulate me into believing plagiarism (which is unethical and illegal conduct) was okay rather than holding lengthy discussions with the student that plagiarized. It is evident he was not spoken to at all since he plagiarized throughout the entire course. Attending Post University was one of the worst decisions I have ever made. The quality of the education provided is misrepresented to prospective students. I was told by staff that Post University is accredited without mentioning that most of the programs are ONLY regionally accredited. Finding phone numbers and email information for university services and faculty is near impossible, which makes it extremely difficult find how to contact important services like the registrar, bursar, financial aid and so on when students have issues or questions. The faculty and staff are also impossible to reach and dont respond to communications. I withdrew from Post University after taking a single course because I refused to remain at such an unprofessional and unethical institution that does not care about its students and is providing atrociously poor education. PLEASE AVOID THIS SCHOOL AT ALL COST!
I have had issues with the financial aid department of this school since I started. I have been reading the reviews and everybody had the same problem as me. Financial aid advisors tell you that you are covered and will NOT have out of pocket costs but it is a lie.My academic counselor used to register me for my classes because I asked him to and I asked him specifically once if I was good to go on financial aid with being registered for 2 classes and he said absolutely. Guess what? I wasn't and ended up having to pay over 800 dollars out of pocket. And just recently I tried contacting my financial aid advisor about my aid for the next few mods because I had a text that info was missing and me and my academic counselor did not receive replies to our emails or my voicemails for 2 weeks, then I finally got my reply that I had to accept my award letter which should had been sent to me way before that and prolly wouldn't have been if I had not contacted HIM. I also fear that I may be screwed again by the financial aid department because with what I found courses cost (1700 per course?! REALLY?!?!) my aid will not cover what my advisor claimed it would, but I will not receive a response for a week because of course they are out of the office. This school is way overpriced. I wish I had researched better and wish I could transfer now, but since I still owe some out of ;pocket for THEIR screwup..im STUCK.
So far the courses are really great. The admissions counselor and professor are nice. The only downfall is that when I request anything about my financial aid and when I'll get it, I get the run around. They won't tell me when I'll be receiving it and act like they could care less. I'm a online student and have to have a computer to do my courses, recently my computer decided to go out and I contacted them to ask when is get my financial aid disbursement so I could get a new computer. First, I was told I got a new financial aid counselor. So I've tried to email and call him 5 times now, he won't reply back. I've called the school and they sent me to a person over the department, I was informed beings that I'm a first time borrower I had to wait 30 days after the start of classes to get it. I found out today as of February 5, 2018 my Pell Grant was disbursed to the school, I haven't received it yet. I haven't received any of my loans either. Before I enrolled I was told my financial aid would be pretty good and would cover everything and I would have a decent disbursement after all few were taken out. Well, I haven't received any of it and no one will give me an answer. I'm pretty aggravated over it because they act like they don't care at all. My advice is to make sure you do plenty of research and look up multiple sites of reviews on schools before you attend, my lesson is learned and I'm stuck with this school for the next 8 years until I graduate and earn my degree because I don't have the money to transfer to another school and have to pay to do so.
WORST EVER!!! Run Run Run away from this school. Financial aid is a JOKE!! Tuition is far too expensive for what it is a non-accredited hoax. I have spent over 10k and have learned absolutely NOTHING!!! Classes are self taught read read read 100-250 pages a week (before Wednesday might I add) to do discussion boards which are graded by the craziest rubric ever and one paper for an entire grading period. Discussion boards should be a supportive part of a class not the only part of the class. This place is nothing but a rip off.
The problem I have with Post is with the financial aid department. I have had several financial aid advisers and none of them seem to know who I am and what is going on with my account. I receive financial aid from an outside agency set up through FAFSA. I ask the financial aid department at the beginning of every module how my aid is and if there are any problems. The answer has always been no. Then at the end of my degree they email me that I owe them $12,000 dollars. I suppose they expect me to write them a check. I do not know what this debt is for and do not intend on paying it. I informed them that I owe one financial group and if they did not get their money from them they in trouble. No business can be run by not sending accurate timely statements (or statements at all). If you study at this school all you are doing is working with a poorly functioning computer program and ill advised financial aid managers. They have blocked me from even looking at my transcripts.
I have been waiting over a year to receive my diploma through the mail!! I have emailed my 'academic success counselor' numerous times and she keeps saying it was sent out but yet I never receive it!! I'm wondering if this is even a real university! My next step will be reporting this school to the better business bureau and contacting an attorney!
I began attending Post because it offered the flexibility of doing it all online. I have a full time job and three kids and my job is careerless.... I have been taking the classes for a few years and find some classes are very difficult but doable. I would prefer not having to write so many essays but I guess that's how online classes are. My only issue with the school currently is that there is way too much reading involved for the classes and they want you to do it all before Wednesday, which is the day we have to post our discussions. It seems like many of the classes are teaching the same thing at times. I honestly wish I didn't start because you don't have the freedom skip a class. You only have one week off in the summer and three during the holiday break. It can be exhausting. I plan on finishing before Christmas 2018 but sometimes I want to quit all together.