I went to the Encino campus and felt disgusted by the pressure Jackie the campus president and her rude, pushy and aggressive admissions rep Roenin or whatever her name is put on me. They open my official transcripts when I told them not too and said it would be ok. They are predators, trying to take advantage of us who are eager to complete our schooling again. I warn all students to stay away, they don't care about us. Promising that we can take the same program after getting our loans discharged which I verified with the Dept of Ed and it is not true!
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293, You are obviously a UEI employee or advocate in some way shape or form. I AM a former UEI employee and am disgusted at the way that school has evolved. IT's nothing like it used to be. I worked there for many years but their CEO is dirty and ruthless and doesn't give a rats ass about anyone but lining his own pockets. My suggestion is DO NOT ATTEND UEI. If you read courthouse news, there is a lawsuit pending against UEI from a former employee that would not succumb to the pressure of changing final exams for students so the majority would not pass so UEI would not have to deal with placing them. He refused to do that so they terminated him. Just some food for thought.
There are other schools out there looking to help other than UEI. Check out ACC or even SJVC. Still for profit but not as scummy UEI.
Thanks for the information 293, I know many schools are trying to help students, they are the real victims in this whole debacle. Unfortunately, as you stated it may not be at all campuses. I am referring to the San Fernando Valley Campus in UEI Encino. Haven't heard many great things about the other campuses here in Los Angeles, but that particular campus is ran by a dirty president that have that take no prisoners mentality and its repulsive. I've seen the pressure she puts on her reps to seek these students out aggressively and use the harshest tactics, speaking to them in demeaning ways and again its repulsive. Again, it's about the bottom dollar and not the students best interest, I want to see these students get the quality education and treatment they deserve, they have suffered enough.
312- It's really a matter of analyzing the debt position. An Everest student is probably better off transferring in credits and completing their program. Any modular program school should line up fairly well. A Heald student is probably better off wiping out the old debt and going into a shorter program at a lower cost that can get them ready for work in a relatively short amount of time. Heald was a quarter credit school and the courses don't match up as well and that is making it difficult for many of them that want to now go into a short term program. From what I am seeing, that is how it is playing out as these students are coming in. The guidance in regards to the "exception" was provided through phone calls with the Department. I have not looked to see if they have disseminated that information to the general public yet. However, if a Corinthian student calls to discuss it with the Department, that is the guidance they should receive. Everyone is entitled to their opinions in regards to UEI, or any other school. All I can say is that my experience is different from yours and I think UEI is genuinely trying to help students succeed and better their lives. I think they are more sincere about that than many for profits. It is a for profit business and their are performance expectations in all aspects of the business that must be met. My experience has been you can meet those without having to mislead anybody along the way. Having said that, it probably has a lot to do with which campus or campuses you have had interactions with, just like any business. Personally, I just want to do what I can to help students.
293- Why would they take the same program, rather than transfer credits and not waste more of their time in school and get to work, which is what these students started trying to go to school for anyway. Honestly, I am not a fan of UEI regardless, I know lots of people that have worked for the organization admissions, instructors and career services and know their style. That place does not have any students best interest at heart, just walk away from this one already.. Also, where can this "exception" be found in writing from the Dept of Ed?
654, the Dept of Ed has made an exception to that reg for former Corinthian students. If they transfer in credits, they cannot discharge loans. If they take the full program, then they can still discharge loans. The whole situation is still very fluid.
If my school closes and I then enroll (either through a teach-out plan or by transferring academic credits or hours earned from the closed school) in a comparable program at another school for the purpose of completing the program for which a loan was made at the closed school, can I still receive a discharge?
No, not if you completed or are in the process of completing a comparable program of study.
But the better question would be why would anyone take Medical Assistant program at UEI, when they lost that program for 2 YEARS and just got it back 2 months ago!
The question you should really be asking, is why are they trying to get you to discharge loans and re-take the same program?? Sounds like they want all your money rather than partial by taking some of your credits.. UEI has been known in the industry as the Scum at the bottom of the bowl for as long as I can remember..
"Promising that we can take the same program after getting our loans discharged which I verified with the Dept of Ed and it is not true!" Actually, that is true. Check you facts... You clearly did not verify that with the Dept of Ed.