- Report: #991275
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Complaint Review: American Intercontinental University
American Intercontinental University231 N. Martingale Road, 6th Floor, Schaumburg, IL Internet United States of America
American Intercontinental University AIU They Add Classes right before you Graduate, If you can't pay in the little time they give you, they kick you out! Your FA is exhausted, so this makes it impossible to graduate and you are stuck paying Internet
Well, that same week I was told that if I didn't get a loan to cover classes that were scheduled for April, then I would be withdrawn from school. There is no reason I should have to get a loan for classes that I am not going to take. I was stuck. I talked to Financial Aid several times as well as Academics, and no one could do anything about this. They wanted me to pay them for classes that I was not taking or I would be withdrawn from school that week. I was in my third week of class and still had one more class to go and they withdrew me from school, even though everything was paid for to finish my degree.
A couple of weeks later, I received a letter in the mail stating that I owed them about 900.00. It didn't make sense to me, because I didn't owe them any money while I was a student, so why would I owe them money after they withdrew me from school. I had school loans and grants to cover everything. I called AIU and they were very rude, of course. They told me that they sent the money from my Wachovia student loan back, and since they did so without first taking the remainder of my balance, that I was responsible for the payment. I told them to explain that to me, because it makes no sense to do that. They said that loan payments come in at certain times and they hadn't received anything from Wachovia during that session. They told me to call Wachovia to find out for myself.
Well, I called Wachovia, and the lady told me that the disbursements are made at the request of the school at any time they wish to receive the disbursements. She also said that the school should have taken the remainder of the tuition that was owed and then just sent them back the remainder. She said that it makes no sense to refund the money without first taking what was owed out.
I have noticed that this school has done this on numerous occasions to many people. I don't get why a student who is paying for classes should be forced to pay for classes that were just added to their schedule or else they don't get the opportunity to finish out their classes that they actually did pay for. It's not fair to the student and its robbery. Not only did they not allow me to finish my paid for classes, but they made it so that I wouldn't be able to, without first paying them a fortune. Because of this, I wasn't able to get my degree and I was stuck with huge loans. Over 50,000 worth of Federal Loans and a Private loan of 5,000. It has ruined my credit, and it made my life extremely difficult. All this happened to me not long after my husband committed suicide. This put me in the whole and I am still trying to dig out of it.
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