• Report: #301686

Complaint Review: Westwood College

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  • Submitted: Sat, January 19, 2008
  • Updated: Sat, January 19, 2008

  • Reported By:Bowling Green Kentucky
Westwood College
Colorado Internet U.S.A.

Westwood College Be Cautious!! Denver Colorado Internet

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I would like to start this off by saying, do not attend this school. They prey on people who can't attend a full-time university or college physically and need the flexibility of an on-line school. I am a veteran of the US military and decided that I wanted to take advantage of my GI bill. I work a full time 2nd shift job and had tried to attend the local university, however, I needed more flexibilty. I did my research and found this school. Upon talking to them, I felt that the degree and flexibility would suit me.

I went ahead and applied. I did ask if they were accredited and they said yes. Next they put me in touch with the veterans advisor. This was the 2nd time I asked if they were accredited and he stated that he would not have a job if they weren't. My first week of class rolled around and I completed the work needed. They were calling me having me apply for various scholarships, etc. They had also informed me that although my GI bill would be sent to me, I would need to send that money to them to cover what federal finacial aid did not cover.

Then on a Friday, I received a call stating that I was going to have to pay them $5000.00 on top of everything else. I requested an itemized statement of what I was being charged. The more I thought about it, I was bugged by having to pay $70,000 for a degree. I checked this website and found all the complaints written against the college. First thing Monday morning I called to withdraw from the college. If I was not officially withdrawn by the 17th, I would start acquiring charges. Of course they tried to talk me out of it, but I insisted they withdraw me.

The following day I checked and they still had not withdrawn me. I demanded to speak to the director of the school. He stated that they didn't withdraw me because they wanted to give me a few days to think it over. He also stated that if I withdrew, it would be harder for me to get into another school. This of course was false, because I had already started the process of registering at Devrey. Sounds like I was one of the lucky ones and only paid the application/registration fee and for my books. I had only put one week into the actual courses. I wanted to warn those, especially veterans, to thoroughly look at this school and all others before attending.

Us veteran
Bowling Green, Kentucky
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/19/2008 06:40 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Westwood-College/internet/Westwood-College-Be-Cautious-Denver-Colorado-Internet-301686. 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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