Complaint Review: International Academy Of Design And Technology - Nationwide
- International Academy Of Design And Technology Nationwide USA
- Category: Trade Schools
International Academy Of Design And Technology IADT- Nashville Complete ripoff, location closed, notified of closing right after I started school there, teach out Nashville, TN
I applied to The International Academy Of Design And Technology in 2012. I was accepted and took out subsidized and Unsubsidized loans to cover my tuition costs. The school is so unrealistically expensive that I had to have my Dad take out a parent plus loan to cover the rest of the costs. I began my schooling in November only to find out one month later that the location I was attending (Nashville, TN) was going to close. I originally planned on getting my bachelors degree there. My very first class there were maybe ten students in attendance. Each week the number of students dwindled. I noticed that the teaching became poorer and poorer as the weeks passed. Teachers became less interested in helping their students learn and more interested in finding new jobs as they all knew in a few years they would be let go.
A teach out occurred a few months after I started school. Altogether throughout my entire experience there I had maybe 6 different teachers. Pretty soon teachers were being let go and full time teachers started teaching multiple classes. My biggest class was ten students and that was on my first day of school. I was the only student in multiple classes because students realized they weren't getting the education they were paying for. I can honestly say that I feel like I learned more from researching my subject online then I did going to classes everyday. The classes weren't challenging. Students could go days without attending classes and they would still pass classes with poor work ethic and even poorer work. After a year I decided it would be best to just finish my associate's degree. Tell me how my completed two year degree costs just as much as a bachelor's degree??? How does that make any sense.
Now, I make less than $16 per hour and can't afford my ridiculous $800 monthly student loans? Yes, there are forbearance options. But, if you pay less on your loans each month I end up paying over $100k with interest after all is said and done. These private art colleges should be illegal. They loure you in with a promise of a bright future but you only end up in debt barely making over minimum wage. I don't feel confident that I had the real world experiences in my field. It is extremely disappointing after going into debt over $60k. How can they do this? It is not right. If I struggle to pay off my loans it hurts my dad since he took out the loan for me. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever pay off the loans. I will probably die before that. And I can forget about retirement, or having kids because I'll never be able to provide for them with these loans. School loans can ruin your whole life...
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