The Art Institute Forced Me Out of School and Left Me in Debt – Rachael

Question: Dear Steve, I attended the Art Institute of San Francisco and during my senior year, the market crashed and student loan borrowers changed the minimum credit score rating for individual borrowers from 720 to 750. I was told in order to continue receiving loans for school I needed a co-signer, which is something I … Read more

Is This Private Student Loan Company Legitimate?

Question: Dear Steve, Student Loan Help, I read your article about SLS Managers and filed a complaint myself last year. I attended Westwood College Online in Colorado for Graphic Design from Aug 2008 to Oct 2010 and am paying Sallie Mae / Navient loans in the amount of 58,000 12,000 in Private and 46,000 in … Read more

I’m a Student at Westwood Online and Have Student Loan Complaints. – Ella

“Dear Steve, I am currently a student at Westwood Online. I am finishing my first session and everything that I was told in the beginning is not true at all. When I applied I recieved a federal grant and two other loans. I was told that funds would be disburesed to me after fees and … Read more

Want to Pay a Lot for College But Never Graduate? Go to a For-Profit University.

In a recent report, Subprime Opportunity: The Unfulfilled Promise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities the University of Phoenix didn’t fare too well when it came to graduating students. According to the report, only 9% of student enrolled actually graduated within six years. University of Phoenix, DeVry University, The Art institute, Berkeley College, Sullivan University, Westwood … Read more

Students Fight Back Against For-Profit Colleges: Westwood College Sued For Fraud

We’ve covered this topic time and time again (see Know Your For-Profit College ABC’s: Assertive, Bold and Cheeky. How I Almost Became a For-Profit College Statistic and Government Finds Fraud and Deception in Marketing for For-Profit Colleges); for-profit colleges and their deceptive practices to get students to enroll and take out loans they cannot afford. … Read more

I Enrolled Into Westwood College Online for a Career in Criminal Justice. – Matthew

“Dear Steve, In 2007 I enrolled into Westwood College Online for a career in Criminal Justice. I got approved for like $6000 through the school $150/ month while attending the school, plus a Sallie Mae loan for like $7000 which I believe its a loan I must pay back after I graduate. Due to the … Read more