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I Was Scammed by the University of the Rockies. – Yolanda

Written by Steve Rhode

“Dear Steve,

Iam one of those scammed students who attended University of the Rockies at this time I am not sure who turn to next I reported this to the attorney general who referred me to the BBB. Who recieved the notice of my concerned with a removal and then a change to retest and take the comps test only to retest again after figuring out the scam ( menitor was assigned and would be chaged to university menitor never called after 2nd time and this was a surefire scam from the university, what I did get from this so called Ph.D WHICH IS IN QUESTION was the following in her own words if you do not answer the 6 comp questions with the right words you will continue to fail the test and then be removed from the university and recharged to take further classes and tests).

I have attended this so called online scam university and now have enough information to say it is all a scam they have charged Sallie Mae 52,000.00 worth of loans and I am nowhere this paper is useless for any other true University program at this time it is unexceptable for any further education. So Steve what do we do here ? What is next with this matter?



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Dear Yolanda,

I’m so sorry to hear about your issues with the University of the Rockies.

The school appears to be a for-profit university and a division of Bridgeport Education, Inc., a publicly traded company. According to a Senate report, “The company operates two brands, Ashford University and University of the Rockies. While each brand has one physical campus, approximately 99 percent of Bridgepoint students attend class exclusively online. Bridgepoint notes that it enrolls students in every State.

Through its Ashford University brand the company offers Bachelor’s and Associate degrees in business, healthcare, education, IT and social sciences. Through its University of the Rockies brand the company offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees in psychology, organizational leadership, and human services.” – Source

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Your issue with the Sallie Mae loans should be addressed with Sallie Mae. The school appears to have an online reputation of being high priced. Some are very unhappy about this.

If the Sallie Mae loans are guaranteed at all by the federal government then the Department of Education may be able to assist you in reducing the payment. See this article for payment help.

If you have not done so already, you may want to file a complaint with the Colorado Department of Education. They can be reached here and by calling 303-866-6600. They might be able to help you intercede with the school to remedy your issues.

Additionally the school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. That organization has a complaint process. Information about how to file a complaint can be found here.

If you are thinking of moving forward with some sort of legal action against the school, you would need to contact an attorney that is licensed in your state.

Please post your responses and follow-up messages to me on this in the comments section below.

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  • I attended the University of Rockies January 2008 to December 2009. I complained to so many people I lost count, FL & CO Attorney Generals, several politicians, National Dept of Education, the only way I was able to get Senator Desantis’s help in Florida was make it look like a political issue as he was running for Governor. Last week I sent a snail mail to Senator Marco Rubio of FL asking for Amendment 16 ” Income Tax” be repealed, the IRS closed down plus also asked that the Dept. Of Education be shut down- drain the swamp. Sect of Education keeps job however just works with all the state school boards.

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