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Complaint Review: Colorado Technical University

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  • Submitted: Fri, April 27, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, April 24, 2014

  • Reported By: David — Saint Joseph Missouri United States of America
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut, Suite C, Internet United States of America

Colorado Technical University CTU Colorado Tech On the U.S. Dept. of Education's Radar, Internet

*Consumer Comment: CTU'S Bank Higher One sued in Class Action to the tune of well over 15 million U.S. Dollars

*Consumer Comment: Going further into that 303 number.

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According to a high ranking official with the U.S. Department of Education, Colorado Technical University is on the Department's "radar" and has been some time.  I am a graduate student at the University and have been enrolled since late in 2009.  Thank God I am nearing graduation in September with my MBA degree because the experience has been horrible insofar as having to deal with high placed administrators in the college's financial aid divisiion -- Particulary Vice President Brian Duffy and his "go to boy" Brandon Young. 

The college plays games with students' Title IV Federal Student Aid, often holding on to releasing excess funds to students for weeks and sometimes longer, even if in violation of Title IV regulations.  I have had to deal with this issue almost every term, taking abusive statements from college officials such as "not all of our students are as needy for their stipends as you are" from Brian Duffy. 

I originally blew the whistle on Duffy a couple of years ago and now he plays games with me -- malicious games -- holding my funds until the last statutory second, knowing it is causing hardship for me (and my elderly parents who I use these excess funds to buy their extremely expensive medications. 

At 82 and 84 years old, my mom and dad do not have savings to help pay what Medicare does not pay, that savings has long ago been eaten up by medical expenses.  And to be insulted by the University Vice President because I need the money I borrowed from the Federal government to pay for my education at this late date in my life is wrong -- it is immoral, malicious and only meant to hurt.

If any of you have troubles with Colorado Tech insofar as financial aid you believe is due to you, call either Kerry O'Brian at 303-844-3319 or Mitch Cary at the Denver Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Education.  They will contact Brian Duffy directly andd you will see almost instant results.

Students paying tens of thousands of dollars for an education should not have to put up with this kind of pain.  If you want to attempt to battle it out on your own, Brian Duffy's direct telephone line is 866-813-1836.

If you have not yet enrolled and are just looking at schools, I would suggest that you take a close look at the college or university's administration, as well as the teaching staff.  See if there are complaints about the school by typing in the school's name and "complaint boards."  If you do this with CTU, it will lead you to numerous complaints -- perhaps not all true, but you will have to check out the truthfulness of the complaint by further investigating.

At 57 years old when I decided to "update" my education from the Bachelor of Science degree I had earned in 1976 from Kansas State University, I had envisioned a challenging, yet rewarding experience.  I am sorry that it did not turn out that way.  The instructors at CTU for the most part are supportive and well-educated and experienced.  The administration leaves a great deal to be desired.

If you wish to contact me directly, please send me an email at (((email redacted))).  I would be happy to truthfully answer any questions you may have.  Good luck in obtaining an excellent education.  Be careful.  When you see "Students First" at the bottom of CTU correspondence, don't necessarily take it for face value.

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#1 Consumer Comment

CTU'S Bank Higher One sued in Class Action to the tune of well over 15 million U.S. Dollars

AUTHOR: Dave - ()

So it's official the CEC, CTU, Brown and whatever other names that they run under are in on this scam. It affects more than half of the online schools. Higher One the Bank is for a fact being sued in federal, state and more courts because the students got tired of having their stipends held for 14 days or more with accounts in their names that they never personally authorized or signed up for (hmm someone's making interest money on our money) Brian whatever his name is the CEO of CTU online sound familiar? He's probably actually the CEO of this Career Education Company is more like it. Any ways if you got an email on that get in on it. Once they follow the paper trails these parent companies running a lot of these online schools are going down peroid. I personally know someone who is at another university who sits on the board deciding whether schools like CTU etc. get their Title IV funding and especially the accrediting via the Dept of Ed. It's about to be pulled. Yes we are auditing them big time. 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Going further into that 303 number.

AUTHOR: Dave - ()

I called it and left a message and Kerry did call me back. She is no longer with that particular department or part of the department but she did offer me some great advice and the facts that CTU online aka Colorado Technical University is undergoing numerous law suits from State Departments of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, private citizens and their attorneys etc. clear across the U.S. and more. Try this website to see if you can get results and the State Attorney General in Colorado actually reviews this postings at: http://www.HIGHERED.COLORADO.GOV once there go to the link that says Students and Parents click that and then look for the link on the right or the left that says how do I? And one of them should be how do I file a complaint etc. Post that and then wait for the results. Yes people CTU is being sued and now is the time to get your parts of the story in. Anything that we can use to nail them is great and the more legit info, undisputable and undeniable evidence that we have against them the better. Time to shut this diploma mill down. My last bit of advice is do contact your lenders and your banks and compare dollar for dollar and penny for penny what CTU is charging you for tuition etc. and what is being sent over there and what your lendors not the school says that your stipend payments should be. I can nearly gurantee you that CTU does not send you the full amount each and every time they are supposed to down to the last cent. So your two thousand and some odd dollar and cent stipend might be off by as much as a thousand dollars or more. We the students signed all the paper work for the loans not the college, it is our money not theirs. We pay the lendors back not them. So then why in the world are they pulling these fast ones on us and ripping us off?

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