- Report: #808250
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Complaint Review: South University Richmond, VA.
South University Richmond, VA.2151 Old Brick Rd richmond, Virginia United States of America
South University Richmond, VA. Lie to get students signed up, lie about free classes, lie about time required to graduate richmond, Virginia
*Author of original report: A higher education than I thought
*Author of original report: Contact
*Author of original report: Still no reponse from school officials
*General Comment: I am a student there and have gone through the same stuff
*Author of original report: Response: Did you get this settled yet
*Consumer Comment: Seriously?
*Consumer Suggestion: Resolution
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Bachelors degree in 3-1/2 years, you would have to take 3 classes per semester. Since this would over load me she said You have to take 2 classes each semester to get the free grants and this would make you graduate a little later.
Kate (financial advisor) informed me that I qualified for free grants which would make all my classes free expect for a small portion of about $3,000 which FASFA would finance. She also informed me that my books would not be free so I would have to pay for them. I agreed and signed up for 2 classes. Before signing up for classes each semester,
I always told by Kate, Erica and/or Leigh that I was still unemployed and because of this I always asked if my classes were still free; for which, the response was Yes, your classes are free. I was told my all classes were free by Kate, another financial advisor named Erica, and once by the class Register named Leigh.
After attending South University for 1-1/2 years, I found out that I would have to take 5 classes per semester in order to graduate in 3-1/2 years. This meant that with me taking only the 2 required courses for free grants, I would still have about another 5 years to go after already attending school for 1-1/2 years.
This is a far greater amount of time than the little later Bobby informed me of. Leigh said, Sorry if Bobby misrepresented
the requirement to graduate in 3-/12 years. Weeks later, I received a noticed from FAFAS stating I had a student loan of $16,000 and I was devastated.
Since finding out the horrible news of being in debt to FAFAS for $16,000 when I was repeatedly told my classes were Free, Kate and Erica has denied ever saying anything about my classes being free. Kate and Erica have denied ever knowing I was unemployed while in school when they are financial advisors and have verified my records of employment before. The Dean of the school said he would get back with me about this but I have yet to hear from him. South Universitys collections department has informed me that I did receive grants the amounts of $4,000, $3,000 and more but has yet to send me a break down of this enormous debt I did not know about until June of 2011. South University wants me to pay them for almost $800 which I would not owe had they not given me false information. In addition, I am required to pay this amount before the university will release my transcript showing I have a GPA of 3.9 which may help me get a job. South University in Richmond, Virginia has repeatedly given me false information to get me in school and to keep me there. I remain unemployed, have stopped attending South University and now face having to file bankruptcy for a loan I told them I never could afford to begin with.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/12/2011 01:32 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/South-University-Richmond-VA/richmond-Virginia-23060/South-University-Richmond-VA-Lie-to-get-students-signed-up-lie-about-free-classes-lie-808250. 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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