ED Magedson – Founder
Kaplan University Online, Distance Education, Kaplan Inc., Kaplan Higher EducationInternet United States of America
My name is Lisa. I enrolled for a pharmacy tech class at Kaplan University Online January of 2009. I was not too sure of the school but when I talked to the lady that wanted to help set me up for it, it sounded pretty legit. I signed a contract saying I would go through with the course.
It has now been a year and I rarely have the time to work on my course because I have a full time job and I simply can not afford to pay extra for books and online programs they want me to use. I'm starting to wonder exactly what the $3,500 for the course is going to. I didn't know I was going to have to pay another $800 for all the books I needed.
I tried to drop out since I don't really feel happy about paying $135.15 per month for something I don't have the time to do, but they sent me an email saying if I drop out now, I would be charged the rest of my tuition within 30 days. That's almost $2,000. I fully regret my decision with Kaplan.
A few months ago, I decided to get online and google "Kaplan University Online Scam". To my surprise I found many different websites about how students felt scammed by how much they were being charged. I am highly dissatisfied with this website and would like to stop paying for this and possibly get my money back so that I can go to Missouri State University here where I live.
My dream was to become a photographer. I've been wanting to go to MSU since I graduated high school, but I did not have my license or a car to get there. I figured I never would because I didn't have anyone to teach me how to drive, which is why I signed up for online college. Now, I wish I would have waited so that I could be in MSU now.
I am really hoping this Ripoff Report website will help me get this problem solved. I do have all of my transaction receipts from Kaplan University saved in my email account if that will help. I have everything saved from Kaplan, actually. Please help me get the future I dreamed of having. My email address is (((ROR redacted))). Thank you.
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/12/2010 11:18 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kaplan-University-Online-Distance-Education-Kaplan-Inc-Kaplan-Higher-Education/internet/Kaplan-University-Online-Distance-Education-Kaplan-Inc-Kaplan-Higher-Education-charge-553544. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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