Tell us your Ashford University Stories

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Greetings, You are being asked to sign this petition if you are a former student of Ashford University, Clinton, IA (Online University) and you end up owing the company, and you believe they abused their powers, and perhaps misled you.

I am in the process of filing a Class Action Lawsuit against Ashford University, in which I am the lead plaintiff; however, I need your support.

Before any of us can secure justice against this monster corporation we must come together and bombard the court systems with complaints.

Theoretically speaking in a perfect world we could file individual lawsuits, most likely risking the courts ruling in favor of the University.

But if we congregate together as one – the judicial systems will really see there’s an issue that need to addressed. Quickly!

As a group we are seeking restitution for damages, and release of liabilities in particular those caused by financial aid negligence on the universities part.

Right now more than ever is the best time to initiate this movement as the U.S. Federal Government is currently investigating Ashford, and they were just cited by the Department of Education for negligently receiving federal funding.

This issue has been worrying you, and if you are anything like me, it has probably kept you up plenty of nights.

There is recourse – you just have to take action.

I am looking forward to your support

Former Students of Ashford University,

Lead Plaintiff – US Class Action Suit

Sponsor

Former Students of Ashford Unversity

Links

http://www.postalnewsblog.com/2010/02/25/usps-in-alliance-with-another-for-profit-online-university/


 http://chronicle.com/article/At-a-Senate-Hearing-Tough/126688/

Discussion

  • Thomas Page Ashford University has left us paying for more than we bargained for. I ended up not finishing because they kept raising their fees. We were misled in to thinking that we would be able to finish on time and in the budget we had put aside. The classes were also a joke. High school was more difficult. The advisers were not helpful and never answered questions when asked. They kept billing us for classes and once we tried to withdraw, because we were already enrolled they only reimbursed us a portion of what we paid. Now its my understanding that the technology fee that we paid was over 1200 dollars and they are now only paying 50 dollars a year. We could not pay it off and they sent us to collections with an interest rate of 33%. We are paying over 200 a month and that keeps going up every 3 months. I was enrolled from October 2011 through June 2012. Took 7 classes and still needed about 60 more hours to obtain my bachelors degree. Any help at all to get some help handling this would be of great help and would desperately help your financial needs.

  • D Tho Jr. Ashford University has placed me and many others in a financial hardship. I obtained my bachelors from the company in 2010 and decided to continue my education pursuing a Masters degree only to be academically dismissed with 4 remaining classes left with an anticipation graduation date of June 2015. In addition, the university is now stating that I owe close to 2500 dollars because I was misled by the advisory team that everything was taking care of and now I have a hold on my account where I can not receive my official transcripts. This has me totally upset because I work too hard only to be placed in financial debt and having a difficult time finding a job that fits the program of study. Can someone please assist me in ways of handling this matter so that I can have a peace of mind of this burden? Thanks in advance.

  • Diane Worm I was enrolled at Ashford University from October 2010-September 2012; online when I decided to bail out because of them mishandling of my Federal Student Loans, and lying to me constantly, I decided to do this because they had lost or never received their Western Accreditation, they (Ashford) has also told me I owe them money and that is ridiculous how can I owe them when I was getting student loan money. They lied to me from the beginning, They misled me in believing that they were only a four year college, in which I found out later I could have gone for only two years. They charged me outrageous technology fee of 1,290. I have filed complaints with Clinton, Iowa and Florida's Attorney General's.

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    Thomas Page

    2 days ago What is your US Postal Code?: 60440
    Comments: Ashford University has left us paying for more than we bargained for. I ended up not finishing because they kept raising their fees. We were misled in to thinking that we would be able to finish on time and in the budget we had put aside. The classes were also a joke. High school was more difficult. The advisers were not helpful and never answered questions when asked. They kept billing us for classes and once we tried to withdraw, because we were already enrolled they only reimbursed us a portion of what we paid. Now its my understanding that the technology fee that we paid was over 1200 dollars and they are now only paying 50 dollars a year. We could not pay it off and they sent us to collections with an interest rate of 33%. We are paying over 200 a month and that keeps going up every 3 months. I was enrolled from October 2011 through June 2012. Took 7 classes and still needed about 60 more hours to obtain my bachelors degree. Any help at all to get some help handling this would be of great help and would desperately help your financial needs.
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    D Tho Jr., United States

    1 week ago What is your US Postal Code?: 75287
    Comments: Ashford University has placed me and many others in a financial hardship. I obtained my bachelors from the company in 2010 and decided to continue my education pursuing a Masters degree only to be academically dismissed with 4 remaining classes left with an anticipation graduation date of June 2015. In addition, the university is now stating that I owe close to 2500 dollars because I was misled by the advisory team that everything was taking care of and now I have a hold on my account where I can not receive my official transcripts. This has me totally upset because I work too hard only to be placed in financial debt and having a difficult time finding a job that fits the program of study. Can someone please assist me in ways of handling this matter so that I can have a peace of mind of this burden? Thanks in advance.
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    Diane Worm

    2 weeks ago What is your US Postal Code?: 32955
    Comments: I was enrolled at Ashford University from October 2010-September 2012; online when I decided to bail out because of them mishandling of my Federal Student Loans, and lying to me constantly, I decided to do this because they had lost or never received their Western Accreditation, they (Ashford) has also told me I owe them money and that is ridiculous how can I owe them when I was getting student loan money. They lied to me from the beginning, They misled me in believing that they were only a four year college, in which I found out later I could have gone for only two years. They charged me outrageous technology fee of 1,290. I have filed complaints with Clinton, Iowa and Florida's Attorney General's.
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