June 2006 I signed up for information regarding St.Leo University. Shortly after I received a phone call from a University Alliance Representative. I was very interested in attending the school, but I told him I could not afford it at this time. I am prior military and said I would have to receive my benefits and also elgibility first or I would need AID
Regardless, the Bisk Education Rep had convinced me to sign up anyways.
Basically , he was using aggressive sales techniques and made it seem like this was my one and only time to enroll and order books. Okay, I admit it I should have been more leery and cautious. Yes, I am idiot myself for "electronically signing while he was guiding me over the phone"
While electronically signing these documents, he then instructed I would need to order the books for $204 . You have got to be sh** me! I fell for it anyways .
Okay so I receive me books, ( Not to mention the Economics Book falls apart a few weeks after for no apparent reason) **Garbage**
So I drop the class 1.5 to 2 weeks into it, because I now realize my GI Bill will not cover it all because it is too expensive. ( Yes, I know dumb)
One year later I got an In-House Collection from Bisk Stating I owe $307 in a cancellation fee. Now on the phone I reluctantly agreed to the payment. So you know what, in the " Agreed Payment month of April she sends me a bill. I respond back stating that I was not obligated to pay this. She sends me another bill of $317
So whats this a late penality fee of some sort? I guess so. Looking over the agreement it does not say anything about a cancellation fee. Yes, it says I will be responsible for all costs. Now keep in mind a contract often becomes void if you are under pressure to sign.
So finally, I send a certified letter to Bisk telling them I was going to sue them and to stop trying to collect money not rightfully owed to them. I argued that I was pressured into signing online by one of their pushy sales reps , who did in fact know I did not have the funds to pay at the time.
Needless to say I haven't heard back from these bottom feeding scumbags.
The lesson learned here, never sign anything online with a sales rep, I repeat NEVER. It will come back to bite you in the a**
Just because you sign something doesn't necessarly make that contract enforcable. Do not do business with any brokering company unless you absolutely have too. Deal directly.
I read a post that signing up with the school directly would cost you more. WRONG! Paying a brokering company usually costs more, I'd hate to burst your bubble. Thats what they are. Pigs.