ED Magedson – Founder
Kaplan UniversityKaplan University, a unit of the Washington Post C Internet United States of America
Kaplan University a subsidary of the Washing Post accredited by HLC located in Chicago, Illinois commits immoral, unethical and fraudulent activity and misappropriation of Direct Loans Federal Funds against University students by not releasing student refunds/stipends to student's designated for educational expenses by state/federal government in a specific term.
Imagine not receiving your pay check when your employer told you that you would be paid. This is how university students are living on fixed incomes are feeling at Kaplan University because the Financial Aid Office is not releasing there fundings from loans and federal and state grant at the beginning of the term nor the middle but at the end of the term or the next term or not at all. Kaplan University has indicated on more than one occasion that since they are a private university they are not required to release stipends/refunds (state/federal funds) to students until the end of the existing term or the next term. This appears to be immoral, unethical and fruadulent activity and misappropriation of state/federal funding due to the fact that the federal government has allocated federal funding for students educational expenses while attending school in a given term/semester.
Kaplan Finanical Aid Office does not answer the phone, return calls or respond to emails in order to avoid students requesting information on the status of the refunds. The Kaplan University website fails to identify the University Administrators identities, phone numbers or email addresses. The Kaplan University Website also fails to display student complaint forms which bars the student for initiating complaints. The compliance office reroutes your phone calls to other numbers never allowing you to speak with anyone. From reading Blog Complaints regarding Kaplan students feel that they are at a dead end and are being abused emotionally and financially. Kaplan University is a private university; however because they receive state and federal funding or obligated to comply with state and federal regulations. Hiding behind the fact that they are private does not exclude them from following the same regulations and policies that state universities must adhere to.
Many students have made attempts to resolve there finanical woes with Kaplan. I would truly encourage every student of Kaplan University who is experiencing any form of financial difficulties from the Business Office and the Financial Aid Office to report fraudulent activity and misappropriation of state and federal funds to the following agency Hotlines:
U.S. Department of Education: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html?src=rt
Illinios State Attorney General Hotline: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/about/email_consumers.jsp
U.S. General Accounting Office: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
State of Iowa State Auditors: firstname.lastname@example.org
State of Illinois State Auditors: Iles Park Plaza 740 East Ash St. Springfield, IL 62703-3154 217/782-6046 217/785-8222 (fax) 888/261-2887 (TTY) Michael A. Bilandic Building 160 N. LaSalle Street Suite S-900 Chicago, Illinois 60601-3103 312/814-4000 312/814-4006 (fax) Email us at email@example.com
The offices above are very good and identifying criminal activity. Give them the opportunity to open Kaplan University's financial books. The more complaints they receive from everyone regarding this matter opens the door for an open investigation
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/22/2010 07:32 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kaplan-University/internet/Kaplan-University-Kaplan-Higher-Education-Corporation-Kaplan-Higher-Education-Corporatio-643147. 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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