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I went to this school in 2007 and 2008. I have $40,000 in student loans for AIU. When I went to get my masters degree this year I was told that none of my credits would transfer. So I now have to start all over again getting a bachelor's degree. I wasted $40,000. I don't know if they are accredited now but please check before attending this school!
This is not a real school. This is a fake school. They're not even accredited. Whenever you have a problem about a certain class you communicate with the teacher but no teacher ever gets back to you at all. This school should be banned. This school mentioned they will transfer your credits to another school. In reality they won't have tried many times. My advice to anyone that's looking to enroll into the school is don't do it. You will regret it.
You will receive lots of calls in one day From different numbers. So when you first request information about a certain degree from the school they will sweet talk you just to get you enrolled. Trust me when I say this do not enroll into the school. Because you will get so annoyed receiving numerous calls from different numbers. Please take my advice and stay away from the school. And not to mention they also use a program called intellipath which is an online program you use if you're an online student. Which is not really learning. You can go back and change your answers. So I'm telling you from experience the school is fake and take my advice. Don't do it.
They called me somehow and got me connected to someone who sounded foreign (I know scam call centers are usually outsourced). They said they could get me free college if I lie to the person they connect me to on another line. I felt bad after I did and decided I didn't want to go that route but I ended up getting multiple calls from them and other scam callers every day ever since I talked to them. They probably sold my info to other scam centers.
I enrolled into this college on 7/19/2020. I didn't think to read reviews or do my due diligence until afterwards. My admissions rep advised me to start taking classes even though my financial aid was not approved or confirmed. I was hesitant. I wanted to start in August, but she was pushing for upcoming classes on 7/22. Even though I has already told her I wanted to start in August. So I moved forward anyway. Thank God there was a mix up with my financial aid, so I did not get it for this School anyway. On 7/21 I decided to do some research because things just didn't sit right with how rushed this process was. When I did, I saw that they already had very poor reviews from students. I immediately emailed the admissions rep asking to cancel my enrollment. She was nice and she did tell me that it was taken care of.
At 11:34 I receive a call from the admission advisor's supervisor stating that he was officially cancelling my enrollment, but that he wanted feedback to help solve the problem I may have had for future students. I proceeded to tell him my disapproval of the graduation rates, and the poor reviews from current and past students. He starts to over talk me, ask me do I know how graduation rates are calculated, I say no, he responds "I didn't think so". I ask why is he being sarcastic, he then gives me the definition of sarcasm, and states that he is just stating facts! All of this rudeness because I decided I did not want to attend this school. If this type of attitude and lack of empathy is coming from the boss, I can only imagine what comes from the professors. There was no reason for him to talk to me like I was uneducated and unaware of why I was making my own decision as a grown woman.
Future students, consider more than cheap financing when you are thinking about school. Take reviews seriously! These schools prey on people. They are nice until you make choices that do not further their agenda. If I could remember his name I would post it. If I could give 0 stars, I would. I am happy I dodged a bullet with this one. I wanted to attend this school for a BA in Business Administration. I found that other school with more reputable reputations offer is, so I decided to go that route. Shame on AIU for hiring complete rejects to bully and intimidate students into their programs! Disgusting.
So I never went here but I was looking at different colleges. So I did put my number down for information (I usually don't answer if I don't recognize the number) but I have recently been getting multiple phone calls a day within a 4 hour timeframe. When I looked up the number it was to this college. This place calls me at least 5 times a day, every single day, for the past week and half. They haven't even left a single voicemail. For me it is really unprofessional to keep spam calling people when they are clearly not interested.
The rating is zero stars but that is not an available option. When I first started my classes I was excited and also proud of myself for getting and keeping my GPA up. However when you try to transfer the credits that you gained you will be unable to do so because they are not accredited despite them reassuring me that they were doing the time that I attended classes. If you don't have plans of pursuing your MA after your BA then you may be ok landing a job with your degree but if you have plans of expanding your knowledge then find another school because you will spend more time and money on classes that you have taken when normally the credits would count towards your degree at another school. Save yourself the time, money, and headache by going somewhere else because their favorite answer is "I'm sorry it's nothing that we can do" even when the situation is totally their fault.
If I can give zero stars I would. If they can see this, this is my last option. I am not interested in enrolling anymore. All I requested from your site was information. But yet after 2 weeks you all keep spam calling me from different numbers. Can you please stop because I'm about to change my number if you don't.
I have been trying to call this school for the last 4 days because I need them to take the name off my student loans profile so I can start my classes at different school and then first transfer me around for ten minutes, them the man I spoke to tells me he and his boss have not idea what a cod is, that I need to contact the student education, not them. And then finally some lady knew what I was talking about but tells me there is absolutely nothing she can do that it takes weeks to be updated. Such bs! Don't lie to me like idk what I'm talking about. I will be sure to take this to higher management because this school is so unprofessional it's sickening. That's all they want is money. DO NOT GO HERE.
I have decided to calm down before I made a review so to omit any unfair words used against these people so here goes. Do not I repeat do not believe what you are told. My experience started off great. I was getting encouraged daily and getting my paperwork done in a timely manner. All of that good stuff. Now there was an issue that occurred with my high school diploma. I was being told to have it evaluated which would cost me at least 85 dollars. The problem with that was the fact that an evaluation is needed if you have foreign credits which I told them on more than one occasion I didn’t. The story switched to being outside of the US but the rebuttal was military people get stationed outside the US and go to American school and their credits are not foreign. So while I’m waiting on a email from
someone to explain to me how anything of what they said made sense I was withdrawn in the middle of a class.
Now that it is KNOWN they made a mistake they won’t re-enroll me until January which I deem as unfair. There is an investigation going to be opened and I will keep this review on going about the outcome but if you want to come here don’t get suckered into they are there to help because this situation has proven it not to be true.
This school has really friendly staff who are willing to help as long as you reach out to them. They call to make sure you are staying on top of things which is great because I am a procrastinator. They try to help you with every part in the process along the way. I feel like some of these bad reviews are based off of people having personal issues simultaneously. College is an experience and the people here really try to help as much as they can but they can't do everything for you. You have to do the class work and reach out to the professor, advisers and other students if you are needing support.
I attended this school in 2007 in the Education Leadership program. At that time I was on the quarter system which meant the classes were 6 weeks long. Classes moved fast and you had to keep up. I enjoyed AIU and would love to go back and get a doctoral degree if they had a doctoral program in my area. I've had no problems getting a job and promotions. I like this school!!
This is one of the best online school in the United States. I do really recommend it. I tried different online school and I can say this one was the best one of all of them. The professor are excellent, the education program was great and the administrative staff is very professional.
I started AIU around July 2010 as a freshman, everything was fine. I had a financial aid, my school loan was properly paid by the Federal loan. Unfortunately I got sick at the beginning of 2014 which was my last year to finish my bachelor degree programs. I let them known that I was unable to attend classes for one semester according my surgeon doctor because that I was required to follow all thereafter surgery procedures. On July 2014 I called them up that I was ready to finish my programs, surprisingly they told me that I owed them $2980 and I should pay that amount in full before starting classes again. I did have no money because I was just recovering from two prostate surgeries.
On January 2017 they called me up to reenter to finish my bachelor's programs because I had only 8 credit to complete out of 180 credits to be completed. I was so happy to hear that so I rushed to furnish all documents they asked. I begun the classes and done all first assignments discussion boards. A week after I was unable log in to view my classes. While I was attempting to log in someone from AIU called me that I owed $2050 to be paid in full before viewing my classes again. Since that day I am out of school and I could not finish my bachelor degree programs to now. They left me with 70,000 in student loan debts.
I essentially need to get my bachelor degree to obtain a better job because now I have two college students - my son and daughter. They all have honors and presidential awards to pass their high school diploma. I am struggling with a minimum wage to care of their college expenses. I am living the hell because of the AIU crumbling school loans. I please anybody out there to provide information about any college that can me finish my bachelor programs. AIU is refusing to send my transcripts after all these student loan debts they put me in. I do not definitely recommend anyone to go to attend that University because it is waste of money and time.
I remember saying how they tear up your financial aid papers, when you go to the library and print them out exactly how they ask you. You sign your first and last name as a signature, with your phone and social. I thought I was wrong, especially how overjoyed I was to be back in this school. Then early this morning, I got withdrawn again.
No wonder why my cat started laying in the foot of my bed with me, he knew I was going to be screwed by them again. That is the one problem I have. I can't get ahead in life. There has a been a continuous wicca ritual place on me, where I can't go nowhere and do nothing, so this school confirms it. I fail one class, they say three, baloney! I take back everything I said. This is a school that I will permanently stay away from and probably anything to do with school and the very near future and return to being a bum and a loser. That was much better for me, than trying to be something special and with this school. I dread the day I enrolled in AIU, what was I thinking? I must have been high!
I graduated from AIU with a Masters in Health Administration, with a goal to join the U.S. Navy Healthcare program as an officer. Few months before graduation, I found out from a navy recruiter that I am not able to due to the fact that AIU accreditation is not accepted by the U.S. Navy. Over 80K in loans, and I was told to go to another University with an accreditation that is accepted. At this point, after all this student loan and hard work and years invested, I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?
Current student in the Criminal Justice Online Program. DO NOT GO HERE! This is my first college ever so I wasn’t really sure about what to look for in a school. I definitely know what to watch out for now. Classes are NOT flexible. They claim to be Military friendly, but aren’t really. Only received 4.5 credits for my military service which translates to only 3 credits because the school uses quarter credits. And I had to take these required elective classes (like 3 or 4) about self development that were a huge waste of time. I have credits they could have used from my military transcript because I’ve done over 80 hours of self development training.
I have had some good instructors and I have had a lot of bad ones. The instructors do not provide clear instructions on assignments and are never available when you have questions. I am active duty so the only real time I have for school work is on the weekends. If I run in to confusion on assignments I have to wait 'til at least Monday for a response and the deadlines are always Tuesday at midnight.
Instructors will provide grading rubrics that they do not stick to so good luck getting the grade you deserve. Most instructors have a god complex and want you to kiss their feet. I emailed an instructor because of the way she graded my paper. She took off point for saying that I didn’t mention key points in my assignment that I DID MENTION. When I pointed this out to her she said she was justified and not changing my grade. She also took 10% off of my final grade for an essay and for discussion assignments that I had submitted late because I didn’t provide proof that my father-in law had passed away. She never asked for proof.
Another instructor did not provide clear instructions on an assignment. I messaged her multiple times asking for clarification and if I could redo the assignment and just turn it in as late last Friday and she didn’t respond to any of my messages. I ended up redoing the assignment and emailing her when I submit it and she just said that she can’t accept it and she trusts that I understand. She wouldn’t even LOOK at it.
I have also ended up having to pay out of pocket for classes because my academic advisor did not call me back within the add drop window so I had to be withdrawn from the class and my grant wouldn’t cover it. They also use a HORRIBLE software called Intellipath which is basically a system to do lessons on and answer questions and it is worth roughly 1/3 of your total grade. The Intellipath has SO many errors and typos and information that is completely wrong or contradicts itself. I have complained to instructors, technical support, and my academic advisor and they all said that there was nothing that could be done because it’s a third-party system.
My military financial aid advisor dropped off the face of the earth for MONTHS (since January) and was unavailable to help me or answer any questions about anything. I finally heard from her on Monday and it was only because they had not received confirmation that I applied for tuition assistance for an upcoming class. I didn’t apply because I’m not taking that class due to my stress level and being 7 months pregnant. This school doesn’t even deserve 1 star. I’m finishing out my last 4 classes and never looking back. I can’t believe this place is accredited.
I am back in a fresh start and new perspective with AIU, the staff is friendly and helpful, but when it comes to being on the Virtual Campus, I started getting an error, I don't know why or how. But something is not quite right, when I talked to Technical Support about it, it seems like there is nothing they can do and I have download Mozilla Firefox. This just started this past Friday. I know that is negative energy surrounding me returning to school and being on my Chromebook. I wonder if I never returned, would I have, had this problem? It's rhetorical, no. I'm fighting an uphill between me and my enemies; who they can mess with me and I won't fight back, oh, but I will. I have feelings too, I don't like no one telling how I can't be myself. I will continue to do that!
They will not stop calling after I withdrew from enrollment before I had even decided to begin classes because I had received a better opportunity with another University but they still call me from multiple numbers from different area codes which is pretty shady. It's been almost 8 months of nonstop calling and I never answer so I'm not sure why they don't take the hint. I also withdrew because I've heard of many scandals and bad reviews to this college so I did the smart thing and left before I started anything so I wouldn't owe them money. I feel like they have a team of telemarketers that don't know when to quit. Even when I told them once I was at work and could not talk they just ignored it and kept going. If you're not going to understand I'm at work before I even enroll how are you going to understand if I actually enrolled. Please leave me alone.
I began AIU Online back in 2015. Everything was fine to start with. Admissions were super nice and knowledgeable about the process. I started my BA in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resources. My GPA was 2.9. Unfortunately, in 2016 my mom found out she had lung cancer. It was very aggressive. I contacted my advisor and informed them about my situation. Still completing assignments and attending the chats. In 2017, I lost my mom and was going through a difficult pregnancy so I informed them that I needed to pause my classes. I was dismissed from the program even while keeping them informed. I was denied appeal twice.
On last week, I was contacted by AIU to return. I again had to write an appeal letter, send my mom’s obituary, send medical records while writing in detail what occurred. I was contacted days later saying my “excuse" wasn’t good enough and I needed to provide a more traumatic story because I had already told them this. I was completely livid. Not only did you make me relive a traumatic experience but to tell me that wasn’t traumatic enough was very disheartening. I would NEVER recommend this school to anyone else. Please choose another option.
I know my headline is a little confusing but it will make sense once I'm done. I attended AIU back in 2002 and graduated in 2004. When I was looking for an online school I gave them a call and was told by their recruiter that I would be able to find a great job in my field once I was done. The classes were fine; however, my financial aid was always messed up. When I graduated with my bachelor's in business administration, I didn't owe the school any money at all. My advisor talked me into going back and getting my MBA to better my chances of getting a great job. I enrolled in the program; however, I didn't like their Masters program at all. I decided to withdraw after speaking with the financial aid department to make sure I would not owe a balance. I was told on numerous occasions that I would not owe a dime if I withdrew by a certain date. I did this and all seemed fine.
I was not able to find a job in my field at all and after 2 years decided to go overseas to teach English. This didn't utilize my degree at all. When I returned after a year I found a job in the human services field and decided to go back to school for that. I contacted AIU to get transcripts and they immediately tried to get me to come back to the school for my Masters. I told them that I was not a fan of their Masters program and places my order for official transcripts. About a week later I received a letter in the mail from them telling me I owed thousands of dollars to the school for the Masters program so they would not release my bachelors transcripts. When I told them I didn't owe any money and that I was given transcripts for my job in Japan without an issue 2 years after I graduated, they basically told me to prove I didn't owe it. I had nothing left from the school regarding financial aid because I didn't think I would need it.
They have been holding my transcripts hostage since 2007 and they refuse to give them to me. I had to pay over $700 just to get an official copy for a job that I applied for. I just find it strange that I didn't owe a dime to this school but when I declined to enroll back into their Masters program, I now owe money. This school is a rip off and you should stay far away from it. They should he sued and shut down for how they treat people.
I am currently attending AIU, and I will have to say that I have had no issues, applying was easy. I had an advisor walk me through the process. I applied for financial aid, which again I was walked through, again I had no issues. Currently I have been getting on to my classes just fine and completing the assignment with no issues, would recommend this to someone who is looking to do online classes.
This is a FOR PROFIT organization and boy is that no joke. These swindlers have been harassing me for 14 years demanding payments upwards of $1000 — I NEVER was a student with AIU!! I stopped signing up before I was completed with the application yet the submitted my application to FIGSA anyway and I ended up paying nearly $4000 in federal student loan fees for a course I never attended. I never took one single class nor did I sign into their student portal one single time.
Now, 14 YEARS LATER, they have just submitted a “debt” to my credit hindering my credit score and messing with my life. All they want is your money. They do NOT care about your education or your future and they actively take actions to prevent your future from moving forward by milking your finances through debt collectors. Do not waste your time and NEVER give this crooked company any of your personal information! All they will do is hinder your life and steal your hard-earned money! Now I’m stuck paying hundreds of dollars to a school program I never attended. Save yourself the harassment and find another program! Find a legitimate program because AIU is NOT reputable. They are thieves and will continuously harass you for the rest of your life! As they monitor all reviews I’ll nearly bet this won’t be posted because these thieves will take any and all measures to steal your money and never let you rest.
For your sake, do NOT give them your name or any other personal information and save yourself the constant harassment and financial ** this joke of a facility will inflict on your life. They are completely for profit and do everything unthinkable to take your money, even if you choose not to attend their courses. Don’t be like me and put your trust into this joke school. Find a community college in your area and get your education from a reputable facility. I cannot warn you enough of the financial ** this AIU will cause you throughout your future! Avoid this place because it is a plague on your financial future!!!
I graduated in 2007 with a minor in Business Administration, and a major in Visual Communication. Prior to enrollment, I spoke numerous times with a student advisor who was extremely helpful and basically walked me through the process. I was told a 4-year degree would be approximately $34,000. I can’t complain about the education... It was rigorous, the professors were highly knowledgeable and helpful, and while I couldn’t find my “dream job” upon graduation due to the horrible economy, I eventually found the perfect position 7 years later, utilizing both degrees. My cost for this education? Right at $70,000. At this rate I’ll be paying off my remaining student loan with my Social Security check. To be burdened with a student loan like this is disheartening-knowing I could have spent far less by attending a “brick and mortar” college in the evenings.
AIU has been a great experience for me. Throughout my BBA the courses I took helped me achieve many accomplishments at work. The knowledge from reading the chapters and the Intellipath Nodes I've gained more information that I could use at work, from risk registers to charters and much more. I graduated in July and the official last day of my program was August 7, 2018 and on August 8th I started my MBA courses. Whenever I had an issue with a professor or anyone else I contacted my student advisor or my enrollment advisor.
This is my 2nd go around at attending AIU and I don't know why I thought it was gonna be any different this time around. Financial Aid Dept is the worse! If they stop gossiping and actual focus of their job description, maybe some work will get completed. When I have an issue, with my money whether it's my Loans or VA payments, I contact financial aid. That's their job title, the money. Well I get every excuse, runaround, bogus lie every time about where my money is. Why is it just sitting there? Why isnt Paul paying Peter, etc? I don't understand why money has to go to corporate, take 100 extra days just to get to the school 102 more days to get then 103 more days to get to me. They have unnecessary steps to meddle people that are lazy, until you harass them about your money that's owe to you. Horrible way to do business!
I've attended AIU for the past year or so. Usually I turn in my assignment in the assignment area of the Intellipath. This time in the Environmental Science class my instructor said she didn't receive the assignment. I called technical support and they said the assignment was turned in. This is the first time this has happened.
Every time I would attempt to do good with the classes through The Discussion Boards and Intellipath Exercises; along with my Financial Aid and go to 20 steps forward, I end up, going 5 steps backward. I'm really starting to get sick of them, nothing is ever good enough and they don't care. If your other computer does not work, they still fail you nor if you are trying to balance one class and getting back to the other, it's never enough time to finish any assignments, they continuously hide the Discussion Boards and expect you to find them, on your own, like you're some kind of Magician or something. I'm not Rumplestiltskin, deary, I need to actually see what I have to do, I can't make Hamburger without the Helper nor can I make Salmon Croquettes without the eggs?
I don't know what this school and the staff there are on, but whatever it is, they sure have no qualms with screwing students over time and time again. This school has been in practice for over twenty years and they are criminal, what was I thinking when I enrolled with them? I'm still having issues getting my Financial Aid Award letter approved and finalized, the guy; who is supposed to be approving it, is probably working with the IRS to reject it on purpose, they may be tearing up my letters. I'm better off, doing the old way of going to school, that is on campus. Online education is nothing more than a scam!
In 4 days trying to start my education... I have been misinformed, disregarded and played for a fool. I shared real details but I was obviously just a process. My time was wasted. I'm hurt. My grant is stuck with them. I was told I would get confirmations of the whereabouts, I still have to find a school, I'm so upset. My experience felt like a mockery for trusting. I've been crying all morning. My start date was 07/04/18. I'm really hurt. But they don't care.
My overall experiences with AIU was okay until I had a sick parent I was guardian over. This parent demanded a lot of my attention and care and I still had to work. I was his caregiver for four to two years. He died last September 2017. And I want to go back but I have a bill of about $3000 and until I pay that they won't let me re-enter. I have only 2 or 3 classes left to complete my degree. As other say, "Huge debt and no degree." How sad!
I went to this school from 2009-2012 learned absolutely nothing and never took one test in that time. Guaranteed a job in the field averaging 50k a year. In the 4 years post graduation the most I made was $16.00 an hr. Now with $45,000 in loans over my head I'm ruined with a worthless degree. You're better off in state college for way cheaper. Wish I could return the diploma.
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