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When I originally called they said they would call back, they didnt. I called back they couldnt fing info for my stepson,when they finally did it was all wrong gave info again and was told we would go online and go through a navagational course to show how the courses would work. But come to find out it was a entrance test and if you didnt pass you would have to pay additional money and do book work. When I called them they said they didnt have time to explain while signing you up but you should be able to find on there website.I would be very cautious and ask every question you can think of before signing on with them. By the way they say they dont refund
Ashworth College as we all know is NA,the cost compare to other online schools is unbelievable,the course work is indepth.I am presently doing the AA course in Criminal Justice,each time a get a text book i always go to amazon.com and check the price,the price for those books are very EXPENSIVE at amazon,so I am very greatful for Ashworth.Keep up the good work Ashworth.
After researching several schools that offer Jewelry Design I decided on Ashworth College thinking that it would offer more for the money. It was not the least expensive, but I believe you get what you pay for.However, I requested information, and in the packet I was sent it said "For a limited time we will take 35% off of your tuition". However, the tuition is always the same, and never has gone on sale - Misrepresentation number 1.
Then,the paperwork said that "My Offer..." expired on March 11, 2011, yet when I spoke to someone on the phone I was told that my offer for a discount had expired yesterday (It's January) but that they would honor it. I explained that having worked in advertising I understand the whole idea of making people think they are getting a deal if they hurry and sign up now, or they will miss out... But that was not true. So I pointed out that my paperwork said my offer didn't expire until March - Making this misrepresentation number 2.
The biggest misrepresentation came when they tried to tack on n additional fee of $25 on top of their already high fee, for this course, and once again I explained that NOWHERE in the packet they sent me, and yes I read all fine print, did it mention the extra $25. Misrepresentation number 3.
I explained to them that even in their payment plan, the total came out to the $794 (the quoted special limited time fee) with $10 down, $44 for 17 months, and final payment of $36 = $794 - the quoted price. Once again, the $25 was not included nor mentioned. So, a manager got on the phone and told me, "If you can pay in full right now I will waive the $25 fee, but if you make the monthly payments we will tack on the $25 fee". Of course I couldn't pay for it all up front.
In the fine print it does tell you that if you enroll and change your mind within 5 days that you will get back any money paid MINUS $25! WHAT???
This is shady, so I think I will go with another school... Buyer be warned.
I enrolled in the Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice program last fall, and because of medical (financial) issues, I called to withdraw. I wasn't told, 'yes, ' 'no,' 'maybe' or any other answer, really (I was told, 'I'll make the notes necessary on your account') - so I didn't pay any mind to it because I didn't think it would be an ongoing problem. Then this morning while I was working (had to get a job because of medical bills), Ashworth called the house (my husband told me when he came to pick me up) asking him to tell me they called. I called back and it was about my account be 10 days overdue and delinquent - and it was collections calling me.
This really "got under my skin." I asked if the call was being recorded, and I was told that everything said on a phone call was recorded - so I asked that if every call was recorded, then WHY didn't they have a record of my call to withdraw. The person went quiet...they had no response for me. I asked how much it would cost me to withdraw, and the person told me that if I withdrew, I would have to pay off the balance. I asked what I owed (if there was an early withdrawal fee) - and I was told $1,031 for the current semester. If I cant afford $37/month...how in the WORLD would I afford $1,031? This is completely ridiculous.
I called one time before to withdraw - also for financial reasons (but when I called back about the error with this one, there was no recorded call, either), and this time, a fee of $250 was added to my account. I waited for it to come in the mail but I never received a bill...nor did I ever get sent to collections. NOW I owe $63: February and the fee for January's payment. I've never heard of a college that wouldn't let a student withdraw (or let a student set up a payment plan after withdrawal. I find it completely ridiculous that I was never told that there would be an issue with a withdrawal, being told that bills come in the mail (though I never received one...not ONE!...since I've been enrolled on and off since 2003 or 2004 for both an Associates Degree AND a Bachelors Degree), and a college that refuses all payment plans and sends a bill to a collections department on an individual who hasn't even been made aware that she was still a student.
I wonder if they realize that this $26 (or $63 - not sure if they're trying to accuse me of being late with February's payment too!) could get my husband fired? He works for a company that does ANNUAL background checks, financial reviews, and criminal record checks on him, me, and BOTH our immediate families. Their college's "ways" could get my husband fired from his job over a measly $26! Thanks SO much, Ashworth, for letting me know I was still enrolled...for letting me know I still had a balance owed...and for letting me know I was being sent to collections so I could try and take care of it BEFORE it was sent out (or try and work out a payment plan for the $1,031 if I so chose) to collections. Who EVER heard of being sent to collections for TEN DAYS OVERDUE? Where was the overdue "warning" or "notice" in the mail?
After everything they've pulled on me in the past week...they went and automatically enrolled me in another semester without contacting me and without signing the agreement. Not only that, but after I paid the $63, my account online said that my next payment was due on February 10th...so the $63 WAS for the collections/overdue fee AND the monthly payment just for the month of January...NOT for both January and February like I was told it was for on a previous phone call (which there was no record of when I asked about this one, either).
In today's society and economy, it's very important to have a solid education to land a solid career path and or upgrade your current one. With Ashworth, my educational experience has been relevant to my current career goal of General Management.
The instructors are very helpful and honest and guide you to submitting quality information and learning in regards to the prescribed curriculum.
Because of the care exercised by my instructors, I was able to improve my writing skills tremendously. Also I was able to better retain information learned from the syllabi and course objectives. Whether or not the school is regionally or nationally accredited, it's about the retention of the knowledge and applying it to your desired career that counts.
Ashworth continue on your path to improving your educational services to our country and world. In these days and times we need it. Thanks for all you have done for me in improving my studies.
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