Well where does one begin when he is overwhelmed by all the negative and some positve posting about AIU ONLINE. Yes, I was pressure more or less to try this online school. I must say my intial web search on the school did not really produce much negativity. Then again I may not have look in all the right places to get a overall picture. Now after taking 3 classes, (which I withdraw for personal reasons.) I started to get calls after calls about "how was I going to pay?"
Well first off people these same people pushed me to get a student loan for $10,000 dollar which turns out to be like half of "their charges" how convenient. Which as it stands today I found out just the other day (february 18, 2006) my student loans are still active after I withdraw back in July of 2005. interesting stuff. I still have not heard from the student loan people.
I realize, before anyone comments, the student loan does give you 6 months to start paying back, but I still have TWO loans taken out. I should only owe on the first one since I left school before the "fall semester". So what is my point to this posting. The only reason I looked into all this was due to a e-mail I received for a former student trying to get people to help petition towards a lawsuit.
Now I have no problem with such acts, but really people do you realize the uphill climb and roadblocks (yes there will be many) to overcome and the time you are asking people to take out of their everyday life to "jump on the bandwagon". To the ones willing to do so I wish you the best and all the luck may it turn out fruitful for you.
I'll get my strength from the LORD above. I did not like the tactics AIU used to "con" me into taking the few classes. Please understand I'm not sideing with anyone. I will deal with this pitfall at my own pace. I'll say for the record that I do not plan on paying anything and will handle the student loans on my own to correct it. I also sent a letter to one of the "so-called" advisors of my plans and refusing to pay. I just felt compelled after reading all these postings on the AIU school.
It is a sad thing that people (AIU ownership) use the law to their advantage to "pry" on people who take education seriously. So for all you who will pursue the "lawsuit avenue" Best of luck and may God Bless you. For the people who worked or have worked at the school that try to "rally" up good thoughts and feelings about the school take heed to my previous comment about a sad thing you are just as guilty as they are.
Shame on you. Now if anyone who reads this feel compelled to "complain" about me or this posting just remember "people can talk all they want, it is the stronger person who rises above, who will ultimately prevail" Good luck to all, good day, and GOD bless.