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Indiana Jones Send email
 
Mar 21, 2017

Financial Aid /Not APA accredited

I will be transferring out of Walden University's online degree program. To my understanding they are not even APA accredited.I looked their psychology programs up on the AOA website to verify and low and behold Walden is not on there.The professors don't "teach" they just grade dicussion boards which is a waste of time. The financial aid department does not release your funds on a sufficient amount of time nor are they knowledge about the financial aid loan process.For example some Higher Ed degree programs in the health field allow for additional funding (i.e.MD,Health Psychology) even if you are over your aggregate limit! Yes I said even if you are over your aggregate limit! I found this out by contacting the Department of Education myself.They informed me that the school should be able to see this information but for whatever reason they don't.In all of my collegiate years I have NEVER experienced financial aid issues until I attended Walden.I will be leaving this quarter and attending a program whose psychology program is APA accredited and you don't have to do pointless discussion boards which are comprised of mini assignments.
2001tan Send email
 
Feb 6, 2017

Walden University rip off

I have noticed several complaints about walden's doctoral programs. However, their masters programs are just as worst as the doctoral programs. I am 130, 000 dollars in debt and have not been able to utilize the degree due to walden's bad name. Many employers view my degree as trash. I am now faced with paying out of pocket for a degree by a state institution. Please help masters students also.
lcoto17 Send email
 
Jan 21, 2017

Walden University

I would like to join the lawsuit also. Please post information on how to get involved with that. Walden has taken far longer than it said it would for this degree. They do not keep with deadlines ever! And they really do not "teach" they grade what we come up with,
Cynthia Alvarez McHugh Send email
 
Jan 18, 2017

Walden could not help me with my practicum and internships

I attended WaldenU for 6 years, part time, to get my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I was in the Honor Society and kept up my grades. However, when the time came for me to find a place for the practicum and internships NO ONE in Walden could help me. At this point I was told that NY is a Social Work state and it was virtually impossible to find a site. BOCES kicked me out after 2 weeks since the esteemed head of the department asked the LSW to do so much that he couldn't handle it. If there is a class action suit that is in process I would certainly want to be a part of it. $161,000 in debt.
DRaphael Send email
 
Jan 2, 2017

Join Class Action Lawsuit

Scammed by Walden? Join Lawsuit
This is the way to join the lawsuit against Walden University.

http://www.waldenuniversitylawsuit.com/
suemajeski Send email
 
Dec 22, 2016

Wladen lawsuit

Please whom ever is in charge of the lawsuit, I would like to join. Please contact me asap.
Thank you. This so called college, needs to be stopped. They have to stop ripping people
off and making them poor.
suemajeski Send email
 
Dec 22, 2016

Mislead me and lied to me

The enrollment advisor lied to me about how the financial aid was refunded to me. He did not tell me that it was in three separate payments. I have never heard of such a thing. I told him that I need to live off of this money. They do this so that that can charge fees every 6 weeks. They charged me more money for the first course, also. Another thing he did not tell me about. He never told me the courses are every six weeks. More money in their pockets. Today, a person from financial aid went into my FAFSA and took my refund I had coming to me back. They took it off! What if I am confused about what course to take? There is still time to register for the January term. Why did they do that? They never informed about anything. Do they think I am an expert about this. No, I am not. They did not tell me that the winter term would be more financial aid than the other two terms. The employees do not care. All they care about is money. I feel so stupid for not doing more research before I began going to this college. I was mislead and that is unethical. Financial aid money is mine. I have to pay it back. It is not theirs to take away from someone.
Mspiphus Send email
 
Dec 21, 2016

Misuse of funds

I took classes at Walden University and was awarded financial aid. Walden University held my financial aid for months and would not disburse the funds so finally they told me that I didn't qualify after I was already awarded the funds. They supposedly sent the financial aid back and demanded that I owe them out of pocket for the classes which I clearly told them from the beginning that I could not afford it. Also there services were terrible. They staff there acted as if no one could help me with anything and gave me a total and complete run around. Now I'm left with a bill over $1000 which I can not afford to pay.
Cburvick Send email
 
Dec 18, 2016

Walden

Why are there so many people in here complaining about Walden not giving you a chance to return to finish your degree but they have a program now for those who need to complete their degrees but didn't from other schools? How do you rob so many others get kicked out of school with little to no compassion. It now Walden has compassion for others from other schools?
taylornov4 Send email
 
Dec 16, 2016

Post Graduate help with jobs

I have had little or no help with my post grad search for a job. I am at the same level professionally as when I graduated from Walden in 2013. Companies do not have respect for the MHA unless you already work there or have experience. I'm sorry I took the course as I have massive debt. I'm now considering taken MPH at Emory.
DRaphael Send email
 
Dec 10, 2016

Never ending 9000 Doctorate Classes?

Copy or paste or write the link in your browser

Here is the official link to the Lawsuit Against Walden http://www.waldenuniversitylawsuit.com/

A lawyer will contact you to review your concerns. No costs to you!

- I'm not a spokesperson nor affiliated with the law firm. - Disgruntled Walden Doc Student
VeraAlthea Send email
 
Dec 10, 2016

Walden University

I am in debt at Walden University for more than $200,000.00. I started PhD/Epidemiology in 2008. I completed all of the required classes. The dissertation was the final stage; however I could not complete my Dissertation because I was faced with tremendous hardship unemployment, foreclosure passing of my parents. I informed Walden’s faculty and ombudsman about my situation, no one offered a solution. I was informed by Harold Baker that I have to start all over for this degree. I have all pertinent communication with faculty at Walden U. I am sinking deeper into debt plus interest.
DRaphael Send email
 
Dec 7, 2016

Scammed by Walden? Join Lawsuit

Here is the official link to the Lawsuit Against Walden http://www.waldenuniversitylawsuit.com/
DRaphael Send email
 
Dec 7, 2016

Scammed by Walden? Join Lawsuit

This is the way to join the lawsuit against Walden University.

http://www.waldenuniversitylawsuit.com/
johnlick1982 Send email
 
Dec 7, 2016

WALDEN UNIVERSITY

Over 200,000 in debt. Completed all requirements for doctoral degree including 4 quarters of dissertation. Got the run around on dissertation and constant changing of Chairs. Could no longer afford to keep going, no degree confirmed as a result of the dissertation.
TriciaEllis Send email
 
Dec 6, 2016

Suit Againt Walden University

DOCTORAL STUDENT - all my federal loan money use dup at Walden, in debt for nothing. I stated Walden in July 2007. It had been an uphill battle from jump street. No advising, no department advisor on my classes. You were given reading assignments and writing assignments no positive feedback, mainly a professor who made you feel stupid and took forever to give you feedback. I was there for almost 3 years such a waste. The PhD program had this writing phase with no guidance to begin working towards building your dissertation. the problem each quarter for those darn useless KAMS were that you had no instruction, no mentoring, or advising no structure just thrown in to do your best. How can an adult do his or her best when walking in the fog, not understanding what to do or how to do it. My complaint was not the only one there were thousand of students complaining of this lack of teaching and guidance. I am a single mom taking car of my disabled son, working full time yet all my money each quarter going toe a school that gave nothing in return. My APA class and Graduate writing course were the two best course I had at Walden. A few professors I made contact with to try to get some guidance and they did their best to help me, on what they could but the gist of guidance was with my KAM mentor and he was come see, come sa. Really! I want my fees back and my credits of courses I took there given to me so I can apply them elsewhere and get my desired dream, my PhD. Fours years of my life and for what. I attended the residency and my word the cost for that but I suffered through. The only positive aspect I gained from the residency where meeting some of my classmates whom we still remain in touch with to this day. This school should be ashamed, hard working dedicated adults who are seeking a higher education and they took advantage of us, drew us in and left us to fend for ourselves. Paying that much money a quarter 4700 dollars to teach myself, really!! Please help us who trusted Walden and all we want is fairness and to be done wright . It should not be about draining our bank accounts and federal aid money it should be about helping us to reach our intended purpose and goals for attending Walden: education.
Tricia Ellis-Griggs
RWB Send email
 
Dec 3, 2016

Scam

Another lawsuit was filed against Walden in Minnesota. I'm unsure if the attorneys are taking more students, but it would be wise for anyone yet to participate in these class action suits to inquire. It's the same firm, Peiffer Rosca Wolf, who recently filed in Ohio. Hope this helps anyone who was conned in the same ways we all seem to have been. Check out this recent article about it:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/student-sues-walden-university-i-wasted-six-years-my-life-n690706
alin Send email
 
Nov 8, 2016

Walden University

When inquiring about the Master's program in nursing at Walden University, I spoke with a counselor named Dan Morris. He informed me that I would be able to get a $ 5,000.00 scholarship since I had some master's level classes. Upon my enrollment, he informed me I could not have the scholarship, however, the program would only cost $ 20,000.00 to complete. I enrolled. After taking the first class, my workload became so intense, and because of the time difference I had to complete all of my work ahead of time just to submit it on time. I, like the rest of the class, also worked at the hospital 32 hrs a week. It took me 3 1/2 years to complete the work, I noticed the work on-line did not match the work expected of us, and we were left to fend for ourselves. Additionally, the books were to be included with the price, and they gave us cheep/bad books and told us to look things up on-line in the good expensive books which was more time consuming and we could not use them ever again for reference. When it came time to sign the student loan form, they would email us to check a box. I barely had time to sleep for 3 1/2 years much less check on their scam. I finally graduated in November of 2015 and found out I owed $ 60,000.00, and lost a lot of money not working because of the workload. Now, i had to defer my loans and am incurring more money. I am going to lose my home, my credit, and will be unemployable with bad credit. Also, they will take my check if I do work. I am ruined. I feel hopeless, and helpless. Please include me in the class action law suite.
kerrnonne Send email
 
Oct 8, 2016

Walden University

This school is a scam. I am seriously in debt, and have ruined my family over this. 6 years in and my study is stymied in the URR process. Clearly there is something wrong with the study and this should have been addressed earlier. There is no assistance with dissertation. I felt all alone in this process as if no one cared. They are simply making money, that's it. What is scary is that there are students still enrolled wracking up bills. We will never be able to pay back these loans fully. I have never missed a payment on anything in my life. I dropped out of the program when it became clear to complete I would need to pay over 300,000 dollars. This program has caused considerable debt. I worked for 1.5 years of clinical without pay, and had to leave my job. This has caused a considerable hardship.
DRaphael Send email
 
Oct 8, 2016

Join Class Action Lawsuit

Walden Doctoral Student Represented by Peiffer Rosca Wolf Law Firm and Lambert Law Firm Files Claims Against Walden University

News provided by
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Oct 06, 2016, 18:14 ET

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ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peiffer Rosca Wolf Firm and The Lambert Law Firm filed a class action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, yesterday alleging Walden University and Laureate International Universities, commonly known simply as "Walden," violated doctoral students' rights by creating a dissertation process which would be difficult, if not impossible, for students to timely complete (or complete at all).

The lawsuit alleges that Walden made representations about the time and cost of its doctoral program to prospective students, knowing that such representations were false. The lawsuit seeks to recover compensation on behalf of all Walden doctoral students. A copy of the filed complaint is available on the Peiffer Rosca Wolf website.

What Walden Doctoral Students May Do

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf Firm and Lambert Law Firm lawyers are continuing to investigate this matter and are evaluating further action to seek payment of damages on behalf of Walden doctoral students who were allegedly trapped in the Walden dissertation process.

If you were a doctoral student that attended Walden and wish to obtain additional information about our investigation or would like to discuss this matter or your rights, please contact Paul Lesko toll free at 888-998-0520 or at plesko@prwlegal.com, or Marnie Lambert toll free at 844-32FRAUD or mlambert@mclinvestlaw.com.

Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Please visit our website, www.prwlegal.com, for important disclosures, office locations, and attorney admissions. © Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane, A Professional Law Corporation ("Peiffer Rosca Wolf"). You may also visit the website for Lambert Law Firm, LLC, www.mclinvestlaw.com, for such information.

Contacts

Peiffer Rosca Wolf law firm - Paul Lesko, 314-833-4826; or toll free at 888-998-0520 plesko@prwlegal.com


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Unhappy Walden Customer Send email
 
Oct 7, 2016

Walden Fraud Report Form

***Attention Current and Former Walden Students***

Please also file a fraud report with the Minnesota Attorney General's Office (Walden is based out of Minneapolis): http://www.ag.state.mn.us/Office/Forms/FraudReport.asp

Latest negative press on Walden: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/profit-walden-u-once-tied-bill-clinton-put-under-review-n661281

Join the fight, there is strength in numbers!
DRaphael Send email
 
Oct 6, 2016

Contact the Inspector General

Here is a form that students can fill out and send to the Inspector General within the US Department of Education. After contacting a civil rights attorney with this agency, she mentioned that students should address his or her concerns to the IG.

The more students, the better! http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/oighotline.pdf (form to the Inspector General)

For those considering attending Walden University, BEWARE it’s a for profit university. Here is an article that show the stark difference. http://www.franklin.edu/blog/non-profit-vs-for-profit-colleges-what-you-need-to-know/
Disgusted with Walden Send email
 
Oct 3, 2016

Full Blown Corruption

Avoid this corrupt school at all costs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZt2ckE3R3g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK0mz7q-mm4

http://allnurses.com/student-nurse-practitioner/stay-away-from-842313.html

https://www.facebook.com/waldenu/posts/440429836316

http://www.screwedbyforums.com/walden-university-consumer-complaints-reports-reviews/1100-walden-university-communication-sucks.html

http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/students-claim-clinton-u-is-a-scam/

The list goes on and on and on. Do your homework first and avoid this shady for profit scam.
dkeller00 Send email
 
Oct 1, 2016

SCAM

I enrolled in Walden and completed all of my required courses to obtain my degree. However, the thesis process was a JOKE and was reviewed and revise NUMEROUS times. This led to NUMEROUS wasted semester hours and and thousands of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. After 5 years of this I finally quit because financially they put me in a hole I will never be able to climb out of. So Walden did NOTHING for me but ruin me financially. It is disgusting that this so called school is allowed to ruin so many lives and get away with it.
Disgusted with Walden Send email
 
Sep 26, 2016

Total Fraud

I am enrolled in a Ph.D. program with Walden and have been working on my dissertation for six years now. I successfully completed all of my coursework and then hit the dissertation classes. Note to prospective students, Walden will keep you stuck in the dissertation classes indefinitely as they bleed you dry. I have never witnessed this degree of outright fraud in my entire life. How are they getting away with this?? I am done with this disgusting, fraudulent school. They need to be investigated and criminally charged. They are far worse than ITT!

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