ED Magedson – Founder
Le Cordon Bleu Miami3221 Enterprise Way Miramar, Florida United States of America
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
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.
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