When I first started going to Ashford, I was a year out of high school and found myself sleeping in the parking lot at my local college instead of going to class, I hated getting up at the butt crack of dawn and having to wait hours between classes. My research into an online school landed me at Ashford.
When I first started everything was great. I never had an issue with financial aid, getting textbooks or anything. However after 9 months, I got lazy and wasn't logging on to do my assignments like I should and I failed my class. THIS WAS MY FAULT, I had to pay back the money for that class. I didn't sign back up right away because I decided to join the military and explore other options.
After BCT and AIT, I got back into the workforce and didn't put a thought into going back. When I found out I was pregnant and had to quit my civilian job because they couldn't allow me to have the breaks I needed because I was high risk, I decided that this was the perfect time to go back to school to keep me busy. When trying to start back up, I had one admissions advisor who kept telling me I NEEDED these certain papers, that I didn't have, so I gave up. About two weeks after that I got a call from another admissions lady, that once I explained she apologized about the previous lady, and was able to get me back into school in two weeks.
Besides filling out about four or five forms and filling out my FAFSA yearly, I don't have to deal with paperwork. You just have to stay diligent when it comes to assignments and attendance. As in READ their policies.
My only complaint about the school, is actually the students. They aren't utilizing the tools they have and don't read assignments properly so it sometimes makes it hard to respond to their discussions or understand what they are trying to say.
If I was able to have a baby and not drop a class or it affecting my grade then there really shouldn't be an excuse for anyone else not being able to attend the classes like they should or not complete assignments. I love this school, especially now that they have an app that I can use from my cell phone to log into school.