ED Magedson – Founder
Westwood College Los Angeles3250 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California USA
Westwood College Los Angeles Alta Colleges Eness Haddad told me I would be able to have a lucrative career in Criminal Justice. They were an outstanding accredited school and that I could get my BS in THREE years as oppsed to other schools where I would have to go for 4. My mother, who is now deceased was there, and I was called back to see about my follow-up appointment. She made me feel like it was going to be a big misate if I did not jump on it right away. She did admit that it was going to be weel over $70,000.00, but how much was I willing to invest in a lifetime of my future education and success? I had NO idea that MY CREDITS would NOT be transferrable to a university for a Master's. They make you feel like you are SO privileged to be there, when they take advantage of people in vulnerable situations. My mother passed while in my second year at Westwood. NO ONE had ANY sympathy for what I was going through, yet I was always there, never missing a day, and filling out the FAFSA so they could max me out of me Federal Loans and Pell Grants. Now I cannot even go to a community college. Los Angeles California
I inquired and made an appointment at Westwood after my grandmother passed in 2010. I was looking to re-build my lfe and start a new career. I went with my now late mother and spoke to an admissions counselor. She told me it would be around $70,00.00 for the Bachelor of Science program in Criminal Justice. I was shocked, but she kept insisting it was worth it. She made it sound like it was so PRESTIGIOUS so to be ACCEPTED into this insitution of "higher learning," that I would have to take an "entrance exam." Boy, was I duped. I went to an all-girls' Catholic, private high school, top of my class. I went to another college prior to this, it was accredited. My addmissions conselor NEVER said Westwood was NOT accredited, nor that I would not be able to transfer my BS or credits. I now got stuck with an APEX loan, because Westwood MAXED out my Federal Loan AND my Pell grants for life. I am so screwed. I cannot even go to a community college now. There is NO MONEY left! Plus, they push upcoming graduates into their "MBA" program! They are VULTURES!!! They now think they can get more government Master's $$ if they can branwash you into coming back. A girlfriend of mine had to change her phone number because shs was getting SO MANY harrassing phone calls from a Master's Program recruiter to sign up!! There are at least 20 other students that feel the same way. We want what ever APEX payments that have been extorted out of us to be REIMBURSED! This is NOT going away! Denver was just the beginning!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/19/2013 04:31 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Westwood-College-Los-Angeles/Los-Angeles-California-90010/Westwood-College-Los-Angeles-Alta-Colleges-Eness-Haddad-told-me-I-would-be-able-to-have-a-1100746. 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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