I am amazed at the amount of people unhappy with their experience at the UOPX. To be honest, I believe some are genuine complaints of customer service failures but most are just disgruntled students who thought they were going to do little work and reap a big reward (a degree). Instead, they discovered they had to do actual work to earn a degree and failed. Most of the complaints seem to be with the financial department regarding loan disbursements or personality mismatch between student and facilitator. My experiences with my academic and financial advisors were exceptional. Yes, I used the plural because both advisors changed before I finished my program. However, I had the same academic advisor until I completed my required courses in the BSHA program. After I finished the required courses for my program, I had to take 12 credits of electives, so they changed my academic advisor because her specialty was healthcare. This was communicated to me and made sense. My financial advisor changed once because he moved to Hawaii and took another position with the company. This was communicated to me and made sense. Prior to starting my first class my academic advisor (AA) set up a telephone interview with my financial advisor (FA) who explained how this would work in great detail. He explained that my program would cost $33,000 of which I only qualified for $25,000 in federal student loans. I had a shortfall of $8,000. There were no surprises, and I had the option to back out at any time prior to beginning classes. He explained that I would have to pay for ever forth class out of pocket. Again, there were no surprises. My loan disbursements were never late and my FA notified me via telephone and email when my out of pocket expense was due, usually two weeks prior to the start of my next class. There were no surprises. As many of you may recall, the university provided a tuition freeze so that the cost of attending would not increase for the duration of our program once we opted in. In addition, they also lowered the cost of 100-200 level courses. This news was received well for me because my last 12 credits were 100-200 elective courses. This meant that my last loan disbursement exceeded the cost of my remaining courses by $1625, which the university quickly sent me a check for that amount. I absolutely loved my academic advisor (AA). She was nice, polite, always courteous, but she did call a lot. This was a minor annoyance but we all have a job to do right? Prior to finishing my required healthcare courses, we had two-one hour long career planning telephone and online sessions that provided me with valuable insight into my future career plans. I only have good things to say about my AA. Here is what I suspect. Many of the people complaining did not do their homework prior to applying to the university. They did not take into account the total cost of their programs, how much they qualified for federal assistance, and their total out of pocket expenses. Prior to investing the amount of money an education cost, people should be diligent about researching the costs, asking questions, and seeking advice from alumni. It is not the university’s fault that you did not fully understand your obligations. Many of the people complaining about the university lack college level writing skills and are not in a position to assess the curriculum. If someone is going to go online and bash a university for a poor curriculum, he or she should at least use spell check and make sure he or she uses proper grammar before evaluating a university’s curriculum. If your grammar and spelling is poor, no one will take your review seriously. In addition, many individuals have stated that the facilitators were poorly educated. The website clearly states that to become a faculty member of the UOPX, a candidate must possess a master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution, a minimum of five years of work experience and current knowledge in the field he or she wants to teach. Current or former student who are not aware of these facts are poor source of information because at the beginning of every class, the facilitator provides a bio. For the critics who state that many employers do not recognize UOPX as a legitimate college, this may be true but most do. I have more than a decade of healthcare experience working for a large healthcare organization, and I received my bachelor’s degree in health administration. Not only does my organization recognize my education from the UOPX, they paid me $4800 in tuition reimbursement annually to attend. I entered my program with an associate’s degree, so the normal time to complete my bachelors would have been two years. I stretched the time to three years to receive another years’ worth of tuition reimbursement. In total, I received $14,440 from my employer to attend the UOPX. That sounds like recognition to me.