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Complaint Review: Le Cordon Bleu Miami

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  • Submitted: Mon, February 15, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, November 15, 2012

  • Reported By: Charles — Jersey City New Jersey U.S.A.
Le Cordon Bleu Miami
3221 Enterprise Way Miramar, Florida United States of America

Le Cordon Bleu Miami Career Education Corporation exploits liars you'll be sorry Miramar, Florida

*General Comment: I was a victim of this school

*Consumer Comment: Le Cordon Bleu

*Consumer Suggestion: STOP THE THEFT AND CALL YOUR U.S.SENATORS TO COMPLAIN

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Please beware!

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This is a warning to anyone considering attending any of the Le Cordon Bleu schools. [continued below]....
..... This was once a prestigious culinary school but, is now owned by a company named Career Education Corporation, a for profit company.

The school will accept anyone who is approved for student loans, even convincing students to obtain additional loans, as Stafford Loans wont cover the entire tuition, if you dont get any grants as well. They break the tuition up, instead of giving you a total amount, in an attempt to get the students to not worry about having to pay the money back. They provide students with bogus amortization tables, leaving them to believe they have to pay back far less than they actually will, once interest comes in to play.

Here are the facts about tuition at this school. Even if you receive a full Pell Grant, which is highly unlikely if you are working at all, you will owe a total of about $31,000. After interest, using an income contigent plan, if you are making about $30,000 per year, you will end up paying around $50,000 in total for your Le Cordon Bleu education. If you think you are going to become a chef at a top notch restaurant, after finishing up at the school, you have a reality check coming. Yes, you will notice some students come back to help promote the school and participate in different activities with the school. What you dont know, is these people came from wealthy parents, and had the money to go and open their own restaurants or, had connections before even attending the school, and were already working in a good position when they attended.

For the normal students, you will be lucky to find a $10 per hour job in the industry. Its more likely that you will move on to a different profession, just to be able to afford the hefty debt the school left you with. Thought you might own a house one day soon? You can forget that, if you default on those federal loans. Also, dont forget the fact that the restaurant industry isnt doing so hot right now. There are layoffs galore all across the country. Many places have also cut back hours, making nearly their entire staff, part-time employees.

My girlfriend attended the Le Cordon Bleu which calls itself Miami located when its actually in Miramar, and she got sucked in by the school. Fortunately, I looked in to the school, and she pulled out before throwing our future down the drain with unaffordable, pointless debt. Can you believe that after she spoke to an advisor at the school, telling them she wanted to pull out, they actually told her teachers. What a breach of privacy. Two different teachers gave her extra credit points the following day and, gave her a lot of praise, recommending she stay at the school.

This school is now all about making money. Please do not waste your time, or cause debt that will destroy your future, by attending any Career Education Corporation owned schools. You are better off going to a either a city or state college to pick up an Associates or even a Bachelors. Go out and find a job at a restaurant, and work your way up with the degree as a fallback. These schools do a great job at exploiting people who feel they arent smart enough to obtain regular degrees. They even prey on young people. I found out that one young girl at this school is only 16 years old. Her credit is going to be shot before she is even 18 years old, and she still wont be able to find a better paying restaurant job after attending this sorry excuse for a school.

Beware Career Education Corporation owned schools and do yourself a favor and read up on them. They also own AIU, which is currently on probation again, and in jeopardy of losing its accreditation. Dont let them take advantage of you. You can do far beter.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/15/2010 01:46 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Le-Cordon-Bleu-Miami/Miramar-Florida-33025/Le-Cordon-Bleu-Miami-Career-Education-Corporation-exploits-liars-youll-be-sorry-Miramar-569781. 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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#1 General Comment

I was a victim of this school

AUTHOR: Tinaler - ()

I attended this school from July 2007 - Februrary 2008. I agree with the prior post. I was lured into the school by the promise of a fast, QUALITY education, but when I actually attended it was a different story. The school approved me for HALF of the cost up front and then in February I was to apply for loans again to complete the program and receive my degree. HOWEVER I was in a single parent home and my parent did not have the best of credit. The loan I was previously approved for to cover the first half of school, was not offered the second half and I didn't have another cosigner so I had to drop out of school. 

 

Since I was attending school while trying to get approved for the new loans, I owe about $1,500 for 2 weeks to the school directly, as well as my student loans. If I could back I will still attend culinary school, just at a different institution. 

 

Since leaving the school I have chosen a different career path and the loans from Le Cordon Bleu are a huge pain. I would advise everyone who is thinking about attending this school to think twice and do ALL your research.

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#2 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: kinte - (United States of America)

After leaving the navy I decided to finished school at Le Cordon Bleu.  I finished in 2009 and I found this school was a joke and I wasted all my time and money.  I wish I could get my money back.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

STOP THE THEFT AND CALL YOUR U.S.SENATORS TO COMPLAIN

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

THERE WERE A SERIES OF SANATE HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON,D.C. IN JULY-AUGUST OF 2010 BECAUSE THE PUBLIC OUTCRY HAD BECOME SO GREAT CONCERNING THESE FAKE FOR-PROFIT, TRADE SCHOOLS THAT PEOPLE HAVE WANTED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND STOP IT.

SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CHRONICALLY UNEMPLOYED WERE MISLED TO BELIEVE THAT THESE FAKE SCHOOLS WERE A WAY TO UPGRADE THEIR JOB SKILLS SO THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO GET A JOB IN TODAY'S HORRIBLE JOB MARKET.

SOME OF THE THINGS THEY WERE PROMISED:JOB SECURITY WITH GREAT BENEFITS, A SECURE FUTURE FOR THEIR FAMILIES, LIFETIME JOB SKILLS, SAVE THEIR HOMES AND PAY OFF ALL THEIR BILLS, HAVE A GOOD SALARY, ETC. & ETC.& ETC.

ALL LIES.

THEN THEY GOUGED THEM ON THE TUITION AND FEES AND TEXTBOOKS AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY COULD THINK OF TO TACK ON TO THE COST.

RUTHLESS PRICE GOUGING.

EVEN THE OLD SCHOOL MAFIA HAD MORE ETHICS.

AND MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO TESTIFIED IN THE HEARINGS TURNED OUT TO BE EVEN WORSE OFF THAN THEY WERE BEFORE THEY ENROLLED IN THE HEARING.

THE PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN HARMED BY THIS WERE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE BUT MINORITIES, WOMEN AND DISABLED SEEMED TO BE HIT HARDER THAN ANYBODY!
AND FIGHT BACK AND STOP THE EVIL!!!!!!!
CALL
YOUR U.S. SENATORS OFFICES. YOU HAVE TWO SANATORS IN WASHINGTON --- CALL BOTH OF THEIR OFFICES AND TELL THEM NO MORE FEDERAL FUNDS, PELL GRANTS AND STUDENT LOANS  FOR THESE FOR-PROFIT, PRIVATE ONLINE SCHOOLS AND TRADE SCHOOLS.

THIS WAS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN THE 1980S.

WHY DO WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE NIGHTMARE?
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Please beware!

AUTHOR: CEC is Evil - (USA)

As an ex-employee of Career Education Corporation and graduate of CTU Online, I can only say bad things about CEC.  Buyers beware!


Career Education Corporation owns several schools that treat their employees, faculty, staff and students with little regard - all for the sake of enrollment and graduation numbers.  I dealt with many levels of unhappy customers, so I speak from experience and not mere speculation.  AIU, AIU Online, CTU, CTU Online, IADT and IADT Online are only just a few of the schools that over promise and under deliver - as taught by the infamous corporate office.


If you are considering any of these schools, please, please, please do your research and become fully aware of what you are about to embark upon!

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