1.0
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I attended Ashford University twice. I first attended from January, 2011 until September, 2012. At that time, I graduated with a major GPA of 3.43 and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.38. On the morning that I received an email that my degree was in the mailed,...
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Joann C
#1510094

I have a problem with Ashford University. Should I also write to the District Attorney, with my complaint as well?

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#1239093 Review #1239093 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Diego, California
Service
Ashford University Classes
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$60000
Preferred solution
Full refund

Ashford University Classes Review

1.6
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Plain and simple. After my class ended in December, my next class was to start 1/20, after the break. They said I didn't attend and keep sending me emails saying they can re-enroll me for $4k! It's only 1/12...I still have yet to get an answer as to why I'm getting messages saying I have withdrawn. Needless to say, I'm more than upset!!
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#990102 Review #990102 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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1.4
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Just find out that all the classes thatninhave taken is for nothing.I find a job that i liked and applied to it. Tjey told me that Ashford is not an accredited school.I feel that i have wasted 3 years on nothing.
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Anonymous
#1270162

Wow! I'm so sorry about this.

I was just informed I had to pay $4,000 to be "re-instated" because I had withdrawn...I did NOT withdraw! But I will be. I was supposed to be on holiday break and next class starts on 1/20!

They say I did not meet the attendance requirement. How could I if I had no class???

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#901294 Review #901294 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Service
Ashford University Classes
Reason of review
Bad quality
3.3
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With two classes to complete before grad. My recent experience with this university is applauding. In my next to final course at this university. I was accused of plagiarism, placed on dishonesty list and was told I would have to take the course over. First, the so...
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Anonymous
#1103220

I too am in my 2nd to last class to graduate at this school. I am a straight A student with a 4.0 GPA.

I just started a new class, submitted my first assignment and was immediately notified that I am being accused of plagiarism. I almost fell out of my chair and the same thing happened to someone else I know attending this school. She graduated and everything while completing her last course, then she was failed for the course twice for the same reason, plagiarism and is about to take it for the 3rd time.

This is ridiculous, this is their way of trying to get as much out of the students as they can.

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#691223 Review #691223 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ocala, Florida
Service
Ashford University Classes
Cons
  • University does really prepare you for a skill
Reason of review
Poor customer service
2.3
Details
I had a good experience overall which seems surprising looking at all these other reviews. Ashford transferred 70+ units from my jc. Classes contain a decent academic curriculum as long as you apply yourself. I wish their was more direct involvement like skype...
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#645681 Review #645681 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
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Ashford University Classes
Reason of review
Fair pricing

Ashford University Classes Review

1.0
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They have jerked me around regarding me getting to start my classes. Four weeks later i cant even pay for computer i bought for claases i cant take.
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#585565 Review #585565 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tampa, Florida
Service
Ashford University Classes
Reason of review
Problems with payment
they did not add pell grant money that was left over to the stipend check and will not answer phone or questions about it. Financial officer said I should have recieved $1989.45 from pell grant with 974.00 from loan but only recieved the 974.00. They ripped me off....
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Anonymous
#1114713

This is not good. I am a parent with a son in college away from home, like east coast - west coast, and I would be mortified if I knew my child was homeless going to college!

Please someone needs to end this madness since it effects more people than the college student!

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#492429 Review #492429 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Charleston, West Virginia
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Ashford University Classes
Loss
$1989

Ashford University - They are are rip off!

I was attending Ashford University for two years and my major was Social Science with Education concentration because at the time I was unsure of what grade that I wanted to teach. I chose Ashford because of the convenience even though it is extremely expensive. I was almost done with my Degree when all of a sudden a charge on my bill appears which I have no I idea about!! Them charging me an outrageous amount made it impossible for me to go to another school because they blocked me from getting my transcripts! That's not all folks when I did pay them back to get my transcripts absolutely none of my classes transferred so I had to start all the way over with 30 credits, I wasted 2 years of my life for nothing. Please, please, please stay away from this school!
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Anonymous
#692217

Something similar happened to me. I had to drop a class my advisor failed to tell me the consequences of dropping that class and now I have to pay, an extremely expensive class, out of pocket my transcripts were blocked and no other school could help me. Ashford takes advantage of the students instead of helping them..

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#416109 Review #416109 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Service
Ashford University Classes

Ashford University - Mrs. C.

I'm in my third year attending Ashford University on-line. They have been helpful, courteous, and patient. There have been a couple of times, when problems came up, I had to take the time to work with the school to work them out - the need for patience works both ways. I've passed each of my classes, earning a 3.96 overall and a 4.0 in my two majors - Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. It takes work to succeed at any school. I have limited mobility and could not attend school other than on-line, and I also belong to what educators call "the third age" people 65 and older who have returned to school. Frankly, I'm happy I found Ashford. Perhaps those who are expressing such vitriol against the school could benefit from a little self examination of their own actions and attitudes?
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Nakyia
#1266188

It's nice that this employee of Ashford University to post this bull review knowing full well that it's all lies and she obviously is a paid employee who is attempting to divert the truth that Ashford is nothing short of a fraudulent school who lies to their students and steal their money with nothing in return.

Anonymous
#816450

you must work for them ms.c because honestly they are a rip off

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I am a current student at Ashford University and I can tell you from personal experience they steal your money!!! I do my work and turn it in on time, read they lame *** online textbooks that look fake and pass all of my quizzes yet I still fail my classes. I have...
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Anonymous
#1331857

I agree! Ashford University SUCKS!

They ask for documents that I send via student portal upload, email, snail mail, and fax. Yet they still claim they didn't get it. Then they charged my over $800 to get a copy or our correspondence that related to such matters ($.50/page)....so tell me I have not submitted my documents...it's BS. DONTgo to AU.

They do not correspond with one another and no one does their job. They suck!

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#331702 Review #331702 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Savannah, Georgia
Service
Ashford University Classes

Ashford University

I have attended many schools. This is the worst. This school caused a major financial hit for me simply through disinformation in order to make a sale. I was signed up and classes were paid for at a local college with guaranteed class transfers to the local universities. I was told by ashford that they do all the legwork as far as contacting my old colleges as far as transferring courses. I have been to 5 colleges and the idea of someone doing the transfers for me was beneficial. I contacted ashford to see how much post 9/11 I would be paid per month (at a local school, I would receive 2000 a month), they told me I would receive 3/4 of full time pay (that means 1500 a month to me). I also asked if I could receive the summer pell I was scheduled to receive at the local college (2750 for full time summer school, 2 courses over 9 weeks), I was told yes no problem. I also asked if my classes would transfer, I was told ashford was regionally accredited. After the first full month of courses, I received my post 911 payment. I called the school to inquire why it was only 600 dollars. They told me I receive 3/4 pay...but ah..new information... But at half the national avg rate! Woops that's a 2000 dollar hit for me. I ask about my pell, apparently I have to take 4 classes to receive it (as opposed to two) and they have to be consecutive. At 5 weeks at a time that's 5 months (as opposed to 9 weeks) to receive my pell (you cannot take more than one class at a time without a special waiver. So that's another 2750 hit. Then I decided screw this school I will finish out my class and go to a local university. Called all the local schools...surprise! Nobody accepts ashford Credits! So essentially I wasted 5 weeks of my post 9/11 and lost thousands of potential dollars as well as an entire summer of classes I could have transferred. Also I failed to mention the financial dep dropped the ball on my paperwork 4 times even while applying to the school. Long story short...DO NOT GO HERE
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Anonymous
#521725

competed all courses a couple of months ago. Attend this school for three long hard, dedicated emotional times through all the ups and downs that was going on in my life, but I was still able to manage to complete all of my classes on time and past every last course but still has no degree.

Every since January of this year I've been have problems with this school not receiving the tax return documents that they requested. Then when they do recieve it there is always a problem with what I sent them. It took six months before theyactually approved my document that I sent them was an okay document, but when they approved document I only had one week of class left. After that, I was told since I finished courses my last classes may not be paid.

Highly pissed I was, but finally financial was only approved to cover some of the balance, but I still all this sorry school $1,500... So until it's paid, no bachelor degree for me.

So said and this school is the worst school i've ever attended. They set me up for failure!!!!!!!

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#327907 Review #327907 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Diego, California
Service
Ashford University Classes
Loss
$9000

Ashford University is Slick

Ashford University took my stipend check they claim 4 future classes when I try to withdraw they claim I owe them $1593.00 from almost 2 years ago. Now before I can leave I got 2 pay them. Ashford is 1 of the worst online school that will mess u up. I hate Ashford University and I am trying 2 contact the attorney general because this university need to be stop. I do not advise anyone 2 attend Ashford unless they are prepared 4 some kind of drama. Ashford are so nice and helpful until they get U in and once U in it is hard to talk to anyone.
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Anonymous
#971085

Ashford University is a major scam, these people are thieves and I plan to do something about it!!!!!!!! I am a current student experiencing the same issues. I am planning on filing a class action lawsuit against Ashford University under the pretense of Financial Aid Fraud please contact me at missevilgenius101@gmail.com *** are interested in taking them down.

Anonymous
#816544

I used to work there in the Clinton, IA call center as an enrollment advisor. I despised it nothing but QUOTAS, NUMBERS, COLD CALLS.

You were expected to get someone to sign up for college no matter what the cost! I couldn't handle the pressure or the stress because I knew it just wasn't right. I ended up being put on medical leave and guess what they did LET ME GO! I wasn't reaching quota and handbrake been there long enough so it didn't matter.

I was relieved. Worst thing I was a student went back to finish my BA after quitting in 95 and her it is in 09. Now I'm hearing it might not even matter!!!

What a CROCK! :(

Anonymous
#816206

How true, Ashford is about the money only. I was two years in when I started to notice some funny business.

I don't reccomend to anyone, in my case once I wokeup I transferred. But the only thing I tried to retrieve my past credits, Ashford blocked me until I payed them some money.

Anonymous
#680966

I love Ashford. I have only had one issue and that was the confusion with my military spouse grant that Ashford gives and using a Head Start Grant.

That took a couple weeks to get figured out but I was given a refund for the past classes for it because of the mix up. I think they do what they can for the military community.

Everyone has something to complain about but I can't complain about Ashford.

Richard S
#582766

I agree they are supposed to be Military frendly and I got sent to Serbia and with drew or so I thought talked with the guy that put me in and he said I was fine. WELLL I got a bill for the class and the VA came for the money they gave me because it was not done right although the school it self said that I was good. I feel your pain

Anonymous
#582761

I have already contacted the AG in Clinton, Iowa about Ashford and I have an investigator, her name is: Kathi Gosnell Office of the Attorney General for the State of Iowa, Consumer Protection Division, 1305 East Walnut Des Moines, IA 50319. You first have to go to the Department of the Attorney General and file a Complaint against Ashford, that is what I did. But, you can also

Anonymous
#562814

First off, I would like to inform you that a 'stipend check' is the excess money that was not required to pay your balance. If you owe a balance that exceeds your 'stipend,' you don't have a stipend.

Secondly, to thecocksaysmoo, Ashford does not pay people to dispell bad feelings. Any university is going to have complainants. This is the byproduct of any business. Also, you really should try to use proper grammar.

It allows people to take you more seriously. Personally, I feel that if you won't use proper grammar, you don't take it seriously, so why should I?

Anonymous
#582762
@PissedConsumer562814

You know, you have no earthly idea of what your talking about! Ashford sent me a stipend that then wanted it back, then said I owed a tech fee that was not included in my loan monies, then retracted what they said. So, until YOU, know everyone's situation, you should keep your mouth shut!

Anonymous
#971084
@PissedConsumer562814

You should be educated before you comment. By law they cannot take more than 200.00 of excess funds to cover a balance. Some ppl are truly idiots.

Anonymous
#521989

I've realized by now that all the people defending Ashford University online are paid by the company to try & deflect & dispell the dirty truth. Who cares about grammar & spelling.

The content of these posts speak the truth better than any methodically planned essay!

I've notice that when I post the truth (the truth that I gained knowlegde of from personal experience) on Ashford's Facebook page people always try to say that I misused a phrase or a punctuation, but they never comment on the content of my posts. "Weak!" :( :(

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#288594 Review #288594 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Caledonia, Mississippi
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