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University of Phoenix, Massive Class Action Lawsuit 2017 2018

Updated on February 3, 2018

University of Phoenix Class Action Lawsuit 2017 - 2018

The University of Phoenix is facing a class action lawsuit that will shut the school down for good by court order!

The lawsuit was filed out of Arkansas by three former students who withdrew from the university. The students claimed that the University of Phoenix saught tuition payments directly from the students after they withdrew instead of deducting the payments directly from the students' loans. The students withdrew because the quality of education they received from the University of Phoenix was extremely poor, the instructors would not help them, and some instructors went missing for a few days in the online classrooms.

What the University of Phoenix is doing is illegal! You cannot send student loan money in the form of a loan directly back to the lender and go after the borrower for collection. The University of Phoenix broke the lender/borrower contract without the student even knowing.

The University of Phoenix is being sued for:

1) Conversion

2) Breach of Contract

3) Interference With Contractual Relations

4) Breach of the Implied Convenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

5) Unjust Enrichment

I like #5, Unjust Enrichment, which is, becoming filthy rich at the expense of others!

This lawsuit is the dagger to the heart and the University of Phoenix will no longer be in operation! Many more, if not, all online colleges and universities, will no longer be in operation as well once this behemoth goes down.

To read more about this class action lawsuit that was filed December 2008, please visit this link below:

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      Mary Craig 8 days ago

      I took online courses in 2012 and 2013. I was having trouble getting information from the professors, emailed and called them, also called my adviser and never got a call. Weeks went by and nothing. Finally I decided to withdraw from school, 2 weeks later i get an email saying that they will close my account. It took me leaving to get someone to do their job. They sent me to collections for$700. Ruined my credit and refuse to send my official transcripts to the new school I will be attending. I called them again today and they said sorry, you owe money. I proceeded to ask what about the money you took for the classes I did take and pass? Was told they were sorry. They are ridiculous. I am filing a complaint with Dept Of Education.

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      Kim Correa 4 weeks ago

      I am currently re-enrolling in the UOP online program. I initially enrolled in 8/2009 for BSIT-Information System Security program. I had to drop out in 2014 due to my layoff of government job, youngest daughter trying to commit sucide and me losing my house. We were homeless for a while staying in several places.Now that it is 2018 and I am a little bit settled but still unemployed I figured it was time to try and go back to school. I had to get permission cause I was told I was over the date to come back into the version I initially in V6. I had to submit paperwork and talk to a councilor to help with the process of getting back into school. right now the class is in v8 and 9 and I would get approval for v8. This is where thing get really tricky; before leaving school for emergency reasons I almost completed my bachelors degree program with only 10!!!!! classes left to get my degree. I was told that with v8 I would have to finish my math class with an additional math class that was needed (CAPSON CLASS CMGT/445) WHICH WOULD PROVIDE THE CREDITS NEEDED. I was alright with that. Now I already EARNED 90 CREDITS PRIOR TO LEAVING SCHOOL. I was told by my councilor that they would do thier best to get my credits transferred over to v8 so that I can start on 5/1/18. Well it is 4/23/18 and only 78 credits have been transferred over. I talked to another councilor to be told that until I meet 45 credits that my other credits would not be transferred over. I am confused!!!! How do the UOP take credits from me that I have already earned which is 90 and try to just give me 78. I worked hard to get the credits I earned for them to take some of my credits because they transferred me over to v8 and that is policy and that is how it goes. I want to file an class action suite because I want my credits I earned UOP did not give me anything I earned every credit via sweat, tears. I hope that a lawyer or someone out there that has experienced the same thing I am going through to comment on this post and lets get together and find a way to get what is earned to us. I am a veteran and if they can try and do this to me they will try and do it to anybody. Shame on you Phoenix

      this is the email the councilor sent to me when I tried to find out why my credits will not transfer :

      Nicole (who is my academic councilor) just reached out to me. It is my hope you can come to a place where you can trust we have your best interest in mind. We only have so much control on policy and procedure, but we are familiar with it. I understand you want what you want and you want it to happen now. It does not work that way, as I have explained before. The university has required you to update, the newer versions reflect industry standards. You were past your deadlines. You are required to update. I understand your situation and feel for you, but I also believe more updated classes will serve you better in the long run.

      If you don’t want to start. I understand. I will delete your schedule, but no matter who you speak to, we are not going to be able to apply all your electives until you have met your Upper Division requirement. This is the policy. I understand how this uncertainty might make you feel and I am sorry. We can only work diligently to get as much applied and get you as close to a minimal number of credits as we can within policy.

      Please take a moment to reflect upon your goals and your willingness to trust this process and let me know if you plan on resuming class on 5/1.

      How can they not reflect credits that I have already completed????????? I have copies of all of my paperwork.

      I have completed 90 they only want to transfer over 78 this is not going to happen cause I will fight this to the end. I need help??????? I am located in Northern VA

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      KimSullins 7 weeks ago

      I was a former Student and they lied to me about many things and they are also charging me a fee to get my diploma when everyone else recieved their for free. I do not plan to put up with it.

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      Rebecca Myers 7 weeks ago

      I went to university of phoenix around 2012, I have gotten nothing out of it other than debt. I would like to know if there is a class action suit in Nevada. If so I am more than willing to participate. Can someone email an details

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      Donisha Fisher 2 months ago

      Have any one been contacted by a lawyer, yet? I have been a part of this since 2009, and have not received any information on how we can proceed to get these crooks shut down.

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      I've had a student loan FOREVER - the balance never goes down - EVER. Went to UoP and did complete Bachelors Degree. It took me some time while working. HOWEVER, when first started signed up through a work program, got laid-off, tried to quite - they wouldn't let me. Told them I couldn't afford - I WAS UNEMPLOYED -- they immediately had me sign up for Fed. Student Loans and told me that was my only option. Furthermore, I was unemployed and nervous about job prospects although I had great work history, experience. They immediately began the scare tactics and told me I would have a hard time and wouldn't be marketable. Please Help!!! I am researching option - loan forgiveness, class actions, etc.

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      ALLY 2 months ago

      how do I become part of this, i withdrew and they continued to charge me tuition for classes i was never even enrolled in and now will not release my transcripts until i pay the balance i owe. i went into my phoenix account and all my emails to my professors were deleted stating where i was withdrawing as well as to admissions and the confirmation of my withdraw. please email me with any information on how to be included in this lawsuit!



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      Hazel L Bowman 3 months ago

      This is exactly what they are doing to me right now!Back in 2009 I enrolled in the University of Phoenix online learning university. At the time I thought it was a good school. I was wrong. I obtained an associates and bachelor’s degree and last year in 2017 I enrolled in the master’s Program. Recently I have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and have been placed on 100% disability and cannot work. . I informed the academic and financial aide support people of my situation. I was told by my physicians due to my illness that I needed to focus all my attention; on getting well. Because of my illness I could not give them a time when I could come back to school to complete the program. The University of Phoenix has now billed me $7,210 dollars because they money back that was provided through financial aid. Now they are threatening me with immediate payment for the three remaining classes that I have not been able to complete due to my illness. No one at the University told me that I was doing anything wrong but now they are trying to say that I did not notify them of my situation when I have every email that I sent to the academic counselors and the financial counselors. They are going to post this on my credit report and I feel that this is very unfair and wrong when all the while I tried my best to keep them informed of my health issues. I would suggest that before anyone enroll in this University to do research on their unfair and unethical ways of obtaining money from unknowledgeable students. I am going to contact a consumer attorney to fight this because they have done this to many other students in the past and I will not lay down and let them destroy my reputation because they are more interested in money than really trying to help students. I am 60 years old, and I have been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. I have several other illnesses, After all the money they have already gotten out of me, you would think they would be willing to work with me. I tried to explain to them my situation and got no solution. It is about money; money and more money. They do not care who they hurt. I never thought a company would do something like this. Therefore, this is the reason why they have a BBB F rating.

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      Gwenda Smith 3 months ago

      I cannot believe this online school did this all this money paid and with their help they walked you through all these loans and then you had to pay for a degree. I could not believe it . I want to be added to the list.

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      Jacqueline Smith 3 months ago

      I went to University of Phoenix and I took up psychology classes in which I got my AA degree in there but upon my going to the school I told him I want to take a psychology classes that will aid me in getting myPhD degree in psychology because I want to open up my own practice helping families and women in crisis. I was told that the classes they gaveWould be the one that I need come to find out they had me taking classes for the workforce and that’s not what I asked for. I also called them to let them know that I was having surgery major surgery and I would not be able to finish the classes and they said that was fine they’ll take care of it butThey kept taking the monies for the school and now I owe the Board of Education for my student loan and that’s not fair I understand about the lawsuit. I understand about the lawsuit that are university of phoenix had students in the wrong classes and I am one of them there should be something done because it took up the majority of all of my student loans and now I am unable to go School to finish my bachelors

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      ANGELA CLAYTON 3 months ago

      i want to be free of the loan i didnt apply for and get money back i payed. this has stopped me from being able to go back to a local school and get a degree .

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      Misty burnett 3 months ago

      This happened to me as well I had money in my account to cover a class I had issues in and the collections office sent the money back to loan company and told me I had to pay out of pocket or drop out.. I had 5 classes left on my second degree but found out that I had asked for accounting degree and was taking classes for small business ownership when I asked why I was in the wrong classes I was told I changed my major after my first degree from axia. Never asked to change anything... Now drop out and have $65,000 in loans to pay back for classes I will never even use.

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      Mary Jarreau 4 months ago

      How do I become a part of this lawsuit. I have student loans and owe the school money. Totally outrageous. email:


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      Maria Gutierrez 5 months ago

      I attended UoP over 10 years ago, now my debt is coming back to bite me. I was in over $50,000 and now garnishment has started. I paid my classes as I went along. Not sure why I am in such debt. Please add me

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      Anna Callahan 5 months ago

      I would like to be added to this lawsuit or given the information in order to proceed on my own. I wanted to further my career in the industry in which I have not only grew up in, but have remained in most of my life. I was told I need a degree in Business. I have now received my BS in business. It has absolutely nothing to do with working in a restaurant. Because I have no experience in the field of my degree, I cannot get a job. I graduated over a year ago. My student loan debt does not understand why there is no money. Please forward any information about this to Thank you.

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      Crystal Geng 5 months ago

      I need to know the ph# or email of the class action lawsuit for University of Phoenix, as I went there 3 1/2 yrs, 2014 to 2017

      very important I reach someone, I need and want to be apart of it after all even if I do lose all my credits while I went there.

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      Stephanie Garst 6 months ago

      I would also like to be added to this lawsuit. This degree is not worth the paper it is printed on. Have tons of debt and still no closer to a job like promised.

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      Amber chavis 7 months ago

      I am so flustered with this degree and school lied to by advisors can’t get a job to even pay the loans. Terrible save your money and don’t attend will ruin your life.

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      Ms. Rivera 7 months ago

      I attended from 10/2008 to 5/2010 Became ill was trying to withdraw from class before deadline no one returned correspondence, ended up with failing an put on financial aid probation . Said I owed balance that was actually paid through financial aid turned over to collections and held transcripts hostage. Still receiving collection notice.I would like to be added if possible.

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      Tara Currington 7 months ago

      Who do we contact about suing the school. I have finished my bachelors degree and they are not saying I have to pay my balance because I wasnt enrolled anymore. The problem is bigger than that. I have not heard from any of advisors they never gave me a clear answer havent recieved my degree and now they say they are sending me to collections. Please if anyone knows who to get intouch with email me at

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      Lizet Rodriguez 8 months ago

      I was one unit short of earning my degree. I have contacted them NUMEROUS times trying to resolve the mattter so I can earn my degree. No one ever gets back to me. I'm over 40K in debt with them. I want to be added to this law suit if possible.

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      Ms. White 8 months ago

      I went to this fraud school on and off since 2011, but I decided to buckle down and get my degree in Health and Human Services out of the way, so I re-enrolled in the program and went religiously for 2 years straight with only less than one year left to complete my degree program. Unfortunately I lost my father, and due to this I had to put a hold on schooling once again. I finally came out of my depression after being away for 13 months, and I went back to University of Phoenix to re-enroll, I was "excited" to complete my program, especially since I only had 1 year or less to complete in order to receive my degree, so I contacted the counselor to start the enrollment process, this is when the counselor told me, due to changes in the program, I had to do 3 full years on top of the years I already completed to be finished with my degree. WHAT!! I told her, this is impossible, what happened to the 3 years I already put into the school, the 2 years prior to me leaving, and the 18 months I put in before that, she had no answers, in fact, she became rude and stern with the amount of time I need to complete to finish up my degree. I complained to higher up, and all of a sudden, they started lying on me by say things I was not aware of, I received a letter stating, I was on probation for plagiarism and all kinds of non sense. I was an A and B student when I attended this school, I have never been accused of such a thing, and to try and put dirt on my name because they are trying to hustle more money out of me and I refused to give them another dime. This school has already hustled me once, I will not let them do this to me again. I should have my Master's Degree for all the time and money I have given to this school and to not have nothing in return, not even a certificate! Please fill me in on any class action lawsuits going on currently "2017"

      P.S. I am running into major issues with trying to get credits matriculated from this school, bottom line, no one is accepting these credits from this made up school, it's depressing and I'm scared I'm going to have to start all over from scratch.

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      Daniale Sowder 8 months ago

      I would like more information on this lawsuit please.. Thank you.

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      Will S 9 months ago

      I am currently enrolled at this "School" and am finding that I am being grouped with other students that have not learned or should have passed a previous English course; we are in our "core" program... My class costs have risen @700 per class now that I am a 3rd year student.. Now I am really regretting not finding a better institution to get me degree from..

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      Sisilia T 9 months ago

      To keep this simple and concise, I started with UOP with the intention that with the grant I receive from financial aid my educational expenses would be covered. However, the program I was enrolled in did not qualify for the Title IV funds that I am eligible for and they took money from my grant. To top that off, I withdrew from the school and did not attend it for more than 60% of my time in enrollment. I have payment history that there is an excess refund from the school, but I don't have information as to where the refund went. I am getting impacted with my credit by this as I am 120+ day late payment with this student loan. I am not paying for a loan that I never received directly. The school and the lender had taken advantage of what I am eligible for through financial aid and I'm being punished. I want all parties that are involved with how this is processed accountable.

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      TODD JOLLEY 9 months ago

      I did finish my accounting degree at U.O.P., it was not sufficient education for a career change. I can barely make enough money to live. Because of the lack of exposure to the right materials it would take getting another degree to be able to function properly in the career. Not happy.

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      Kandice Bean 9 months ago

      I started online courses with them when I had 3 little ones running around. I was told that a portion of my loans would be contributed to helping me pay for bills, pay for internet, and help with any bills necessary for me to be able to meet the requirements. I never seen any money to help with any such bills or necessities. I stopped doing the courses after 3 months. I have received 2 different bills stating I owe different amounts. one at 8k and one at 11k! The charged me the full amount of the courses even after dropping them. Add me if possible!

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      Michelle Jones 10 months ago

      I attended Uof P and didn't even get to finish when they told me my funding was all used up. Being an older adult I had no clue as to a college being "for profit" and then to have less then half of the credits transfer. I got a phone call from someone explaining the class action suit in which they told me that if I pay them $750 they will help me. Would be great if I had finished my degree and had that much money just laying around. So those of us who were misled need to pay yet again to right the wrong? Where is that even remotely fair? Make someone else rich following the actions of the college?

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      Keith Durham 10 months ago

      I am attempting to sue University of Phoenix, I owe 35k and don even have any degree, the school said they were accredited and they weren't and you cannot use any of their degrees at all. I shouldn't have to pay 35k and have my credit ruined over lies and fraud. Everything they told me was false I took classes more than once that iw as told I wouldn't have to pay for but I was charged and billed. less than 60 credits and owe 35k I could have went to a tier one school for 4 years for 35k

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      Romaine Head 10 months ago

      How do I get added to the lawsuit, finished all but one class for my Bachelors and they said I needed to pay them for this one class, when I'm sure they already had or spent my loan money. Kept all papers that required me to take days off until a class was available at one point only to be told that I didn't have enough to finish. The instructor taught from YouTube...I could have taught myself from there without paying them. The software they made me load crashed my laptop and I had to pay to get that fixed out of my pocket. If not, I wouldn't have been able to get as far as I did. I barely managed to get an Associates Degree before. I needed the Bachelors to be considered a professional in the Art world... please tell me how I can get added to this lawsuit.

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      Sara Brannon 10 months ago

      I am $22k in the hole with UOP. Was pressured into enreolling and was promised the world. I obtained 30 credits, of which 15 were transferable. I am not investigating money they said they sent me but I never received. They did not tell me that I was awarded Pell Grant money, and in their system they are showing that they sent me checks for the money and cashed them and I did not. They stole my money and now 10 years later trying to get it back is a nightmare. This should be illegal.

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      Malima, R. K. 11 months ago

      It's a true robbery by the university. A massive student loan on my back plus wasted hours in class for useless and bogus education standard. I enrolled for a 3 years MBA program in 2009 which is not worthy even for an undergraduate level. Now, I'm unable not only to get job of its status, but a student loan that I cannot service and a debt collection action in the process. Please add me to the lawsuit.

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      Alicia Robinson 11 months ago

      Please add me to the lawsuit! I spent $48k on a a MAEd that I haven't been able to use. I was misled! I told them exactly what I wanted to do after pursuing a masters, and they blatantly misled me. No one will acknowledge 18 cr hours in order for me to teach. Wasted time and money!

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      Lea Olmo 11 months ago

      Add me I owe 50,000 for nothing. No job as of yet and I started back in 2010. The last program I was in failed and was being investigated because other students who took the same course cannot find jobs. I am looking into a attorney. Please help me.

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      Claudine Saldivar 12 months ago

      Please add me, I owe 40,000 plus.

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      Leah Pucci 12 months ago

      WOW! I have been working on my Doctorate for 6 years now; maybe 5 with some time off here and there to focus attention on Family and work; UOPX makes that seem so easy! I have completed 62/62 credits and 3 residencies with air fare and hotel accommodation out of my pocket. For the past two years my proposal has been in "review", then my Chair was let go, had to find a new Chair (who really is the only good person in this whole situation) and of course this took me off track another 6 months. Now, with 78,000 in loans I still have no degree and, like many others, not a single job prospect to meet the financial demand of the program. If I had know this I would have transferred a long time ago. I did have some good professors, I do not blame them. UOPX practices are not honest and all people want to do is make a better life for themselves, family, and beyond. Heart breaking!

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      Stephanie Donisco 12 months ago

      Add me to the lawsuit as well. I start attending UOP online Aug 2014. Just finished my BSM degree May 2017. I owe $1,593.20 plus $50 for my degree to be sent by mail. Still unemployed and can't physically touch my degree until all fees are paid. Help me. Help me please.

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      Dawn McMurray 12 months ago

      Please add me to the lawsuit. I went to UoP, and they promised me that I would be able to transfer my credits to a regular college. No formal college will take my credits, and I am $70,000 in debt from federal student loans!

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      MERRI BAILEY 12 months ago

      Please add me to this lawsuit as well! I had a horrible experience with them. Transferred out to a different school for the lack of education I was getting and they made my life miserable!

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      Heather Coulter 12 months ago

      Please add me to your lawsuit. I graduated in 2009 from the online classes. I have a BA in Marketing and a BA in Business Management. I am not working in my field!! I have tons of debt!!! I am from Minnesota!!! Please help me!!!

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      Kelly Piller 12 months ago

      Please add me to the lawsuit. I am a graduate from a couple years ago and now am in debt for over $50,000 with no degree related job. I have 3 jobs just to keep afloat. I already had my associates and just needed two more years to complete my undergrad. for $50,000?!?!?

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      Emily C 13 months ago

      I agree! I am trying to file a grievance with the school, and haven't heard anything. My financial advisor is a joke! I want to be added to this lawsuit as well!

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      Allan Burns 13 months ago

      I earned my degree in 2010 and have yet to get a job as a nursing home administrator. I have been paying app. $500 a month and my balance on the loan keeps going up. Please help me!!

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      Steven F 13 months ago

      Has anyone figured out how to be added to this lawsuit. Like Thea, I am now $70,000 in debt to a sub standard school

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      Susan Grundner 13 months ago

      Please add me to this lawsuit. I have amassed 0ver $70,000 in debt. Many companies do not accept this diploma. They think it's a joke.

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      Rae Ann Landwehr 14 months ago

      Please add me to this lawsuit. I was assured that after I got my associates in hospital administration I would get a job in a medical setting. It has been 2.5 years and none of our hospitals will accept UOP diploma

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      Donna Pennell 14 months ago

      Anyone know how to join the lawsuit? UOP has been nothing but a nightmare

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      Chastity Nolley 14 months ago

      I dont even know where to begin with these people lets just say they have ruined my life and i got no degree to show for it with a GPA of 3.89 i busted my ass was told i was getting scholarships and government grants turned out it was loans in addition the program they insisted on me taking was not yet set up properly for my state and county and i more or less got the run around

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      Crystal Rhiner 14 months ago

      Please include me in this lawsuit. As a veterans the cost was still horrendous. I believe they especially prey on military and claim to be for the military. Their practices are non-ethical, and illegal to say the least. I felt deceived, disrespected and lied to. This is not right! They used me and so many others. Please forgive this loan and put this school out of business! I spent 20 years in service and I deserve better!

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      Sarah Burden 14 months ago

      I have the exact same thing happening to me. Where do I get help?

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      JanieBird-59 15 months ago

      They returned my loan money, sent me a bill for it, AFTER demanding payment by voicemail AND letter. I went to my account page and it reads that I owe $0. Tried to order an official transcript but got an on-screen message that I have a financial obligation to satisfy so they will not release an official transcript.

      I left because I finally figured out that I wasn't going to get a degree I could use. The final straw was in my 400 level class. I was basically in charge of the "Learning Team" despite another being named to be in charge. I was having to rewrite nearly everyone's submissions because the majority of my team - 1. Didn't understand written instructions, 2. Could not support their premise, 3. Could not write a complete sentence, spellcheck or use proper grammar much less format, cite, or write the reference section (APA formatting) of their submission. I was half way in to my second or third 400 level class in which this was happening when it dawned on me that if people in 400 level classes couldn't do these things and were still being promoted to the next class, those of us who knew what we were doing were screwed.

      I attempted to discuss this with a counselor - a waste of time. It became GLARINGLY obvious that the money was the central focus.

      Now I am over $17k in (I'd had some loans prior) and no degree and no prospects of a job using anything I learned.

      Please, if I can be a part of this lawsuit, I have evidence to back my claims.

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      Chelsea Reed 15 months ago

      how do I get in on this lawsuit?

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      Tyson Mugrage 16 months ago

      How do I apply? I received a degree that is useless because of an underling condition I have.

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      Thea 16 months ago

      my email is

      How do i join the lawsuit.

      my story: Hi am now 78 thousand dollars in debit without a degree. I attending the school for a BA in information technology. I completed the core classes and only had general ed credits to completed. I had to stop going to school due to family responsibilities. When i went back to complete my degree they said none of my credits would be counted towards finishing my degree and i would have to start all over again. I had to stop again because of a herniated disc. I now have 2 class of general ed to complete no one will return my calls at the school and i do not have a degree.

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      Sharon 16 months ago

      I would like to know about any relief from uop loans

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      Mike W 16 months ago

      Interested in settlement

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      Michelle 16 months ago

      How do I join in on this lawsuit? Can I get more information? I did graduate with my MBA from UOP in 2006 and I have struggled ever since. I'm a single parent so I do the income base on my loans. When I graduated my total loan was $46,000 in loans and now its up to $53,000.

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      Kim Bevineau 16 months ago

      How do you get in on the lawsuit? I attended the online version and they are still coming after me saying I OWE THEM after my loans paid for my school now I am stuck owning them and 40 grand in student loans. and the school will not return calls and provide proof.

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      Yolanda Miller 16 months ago

      I graduated in February 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration/Long-Term Care from University of Phoenix. They did the same thing to me with the student loans, saying I owed them money. The instructors were not helpful and most of the time I could not get in contact with them. It was like I was teaching the classes to myself.

      Right after graduation I sent resumes out to all of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in my city and surrounding cities and always got turned down for the job. I ended up taking a CNA class and worked as a CNA making 9 or 10 dollars an hour.

      I have been working at a hospice house for the last 4 and 1/2 years and make between 11 to 12 dollars an hour. I have used the maximum amount of deferments that are allowed by the Department of Education. I can still get a forbearance but those are temporary and I am getting harrassed with phone calls all the time from the student loan collectors.

      I am seriously in on this lawsuit against UOP with all the rest of you.


      Yolanda Miller

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      Patrick julian 17 months ago

      Add me to this suit .. I was lead to believe that the classes I was taking at UOP were transferable, I recently got my AA from a Jr. college and tried to use all of my 8 UOP classes towards transferring to a 4yr university and NONE of my marketing UOP classes transferred to a four yr University like I was told they would by my counselors...waste of ALOT of money!


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      Cheryl 17 months ago

      I too was lied to just to keep going further and accumulate tuition debt. There are most of these posts asking how to be involved in this suit, but I am not seeing any responses. How does one join the suit? I now owe over $46,000 just for my Assoc degree, which is totally useless.

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      Francis Yans 19 months ago

      I live in Las Vegas Nevada and have similar issues with UOPX on top of other ones concerning harassment, fraud (defrauding an innkeeper), and being forced under threats of "Indefinite Suspension" to take a "Professional and Ethical Behavior" class because I caught them violating their own rules and regulations and stuffed it in their faces AFTER they did not provide me the services I pay for. I want in. Who do I speak to?

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      Lance Dahl 20 months ago

      I was also taken advantage of by this university in 2008 through 2010. When asked the amount of the tuition I got Varied Answers and it seemed like most were avoiding the question.I have tried to give the 30 credit hours that I supposedly earned which are like turning gold to woodchips as other institutions see it. I've been screwed over I'm quadriplegic not that that should matter but the fact that they would take advantage is despicable.

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      Katrina 20 months ago

      How do I get in on the law suit against the University of Phoenix? I have been lied to, taken advantage of, and used to obtain money from the government. They not only took advantage of me by lying saying I would get my associate degree in business within a year and a half, but they took money from the loans and sent it back to the lender telling me I had out of pocket expenses that I needed to pay before I returned.

      My email is

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      David 20 months ago

      Please add me to the civil lawsuit! I was mislead and lied to. My enrollment counselor told me by enrolling in University Phoenix, me having a criminal record will not matter any more once I obtain my bachelors of Science. And that I will get hire admittedly because my bachelors will over power my criminal background! I graduated in 2009 and I can not get a job due to my criminal back ground! I asked my counselor is she was certain that my background will not matter anymore once I obtain my degree, she said, Yes!! They will not hire me anywhere!

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      Dusty 20 months ago

      add me as well same story, in debt for nothing, rip off and I want the loans off of me.

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      Saheleh Olds 20 months ago

      University of Phoenix is a for profit school that has profited on the backs on lower-middle class citizens looking to get a higher education to provide for their families. UOP also takes advantage of veterans seeking a higher education. Their school is NOT accredited and potential employers laugh at these degrees. I have 2 degrees and not only has this high debt affected my credit score but I have been to job interviews where employers state when they see UOP they automatically throw the resume out.

      I was sold on the dream that a single mother could earn a degree, work and maintain my household. I wanted to be a positive role model for my children and promote education. Instead AI am still earning under $50,000 and am ashamed that I was a part of this scam. Please help me.

      Students come out of that school with crushing debt and a useless degree. I am asking you, Congress and the White House to forgive all student debt accrued through the University of Phoenix and either shut this school down, or hold them to much more stringent academics before allowing 1 more cent of money to be granted to a potential UOP student for tuition.

      This was a complete waste of time.


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      Mark Johnson 20 months ago

      Hello, I went to UOP as well, I am in $65K in debt and ran out of student loan money before I could finish, I was quoted only $30K for this 4 year degree when I started, I would like to join this lawsuit, my email is

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      Dianna 21 months ago

      I have over a hundred thousand in debt and I am not able to get a higher paying job. My wages are being garnished and I am trying to fight that due to not getting an education as promised along with the cost that should never have risen this high.

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      Reginald Upchurch 21 months ago

      I attended University of Phoenix in 2005 to 2007 and I still have not got my money back or could get my transcript with the correct grades on them however they created up to 25,000 of debt on my student loans and did not pay me VA benefits as outline by law. I did not graduate because they kept saying I was on academic probation when I had a B average. I did not understand this college and their unethical proceedings but I did not withdrawal or get terminated I was told I was on academic probation and after a week they not let me access my classes. In 2016 when I order my transcripts they would not send them to my college GCU who also ar worse then University of Phoenix. They manipulated my grades on the transcript and put new grades on them. I am seeking damages and punitive actions again these thieves and liars. I did not request any loans in the year 2005 to 2006 when I was going to University of Phoenix . If anyone a has any additional information on lawsuit or class action let me know asap.

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      Rhonna Bolton 21 months ago

      I received a few degrees from them and NEVER was able to obtain a job that i paid for. PLEASE ADD ME TO THE LIST......

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      Shanna Quinn 23 months ago

      The amount of anger I feel when I continue to hear of this news about UoP is enormous. Thousands and thousands in debt my husband and I are due to the convenience factor as we prepared to become parents to our first son, I battled a hard pregnancy, and a full-time job. I was determined to be the first college graduate in my family for my son, myself, and my family.

      I too have been laughed at when I stated where I attended school by other professionals and have continuously been given the advise to fight for my money back.

      How can I get my name on this Class Action suit against these thieves?

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      Deborah Christie 24 months ago

      I want to find out if a person completed schooling through UOP is eligible to be included also? Also I want to be added to the list! Not only have I been scammed with UOP, I lost money through other so called help with my student loans. I'm at a dead end and don't know where to go from here. If they are being sued do we still have to pay on our loans?

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      Scott S 2 years ago

      I received my degree in 2012 and have been turned down for positions because they don't consider UofP a reliable education. I would like to know how I can get out of this massive debt from a institution that "guaranteed" me a high paying position after I received the education.

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      Hbowman 2 years ago

      How can I get help and find out more about this?

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      maria 2 years ago

      I just saw this lawsuit and I would like to find out more about it. Im in $65k and if UoP is nothing but a scam I would like to get involved. $11.00 an hour is not going to pay that back anytime soon

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      Andrea 2 years ago

      Please add me as well.

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      Richt1999 2 years ago

      I get laughed at at job interviews when I tell them I have a BSIT from university of phoenix. Now I'm learning the IT department is not accredited even though I was told it was. What a joke! I want in on this lawsuit! $30K in debt with a piece of paper.

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      Amanda Rudzinski 2 years ago

      I have had very similar situations with the University of Phoenix. In 2002 they told me I had maxed out my undergrad money... then, in 2007 they called my back and wanted me to attend. I had finished almost the entire degree program in 2003, however, in 2006 they told me that degree didn't exist any longer, and therefore I need to retake an entire program. Again, I did complete all but 6 of the classes... I was prepared to finish the last 6 classes, however, on my starting date of the next class in April of 2010, I went to log in and was not enrolled, instead was told that I owed 8K, my student loan money was sent back to the DoE and I had to pay the 8K before I could finish the classes. I disputed this, I sent numerous emails, made numerous calls, however, no one responded to me. In the event of attempting to complete this degree... I got charged over 50K, I have 8K on my credit report, I cannot access my transcripts to send to another school, and I have no degree from this university. I cannot get through to them. I have been attempting to get a hold of them since 2010. I have spent numerous hours attempting to find resolution and restitution and cannot believe I did not research prior to this. I would really like to get on this class act lawsuit, or potentially I could sue them alone. Either way.... the school is a fraud. They use the government and the students.

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      Maria 2 years ago

      How do I join in on this lawsuit? Can I get more information? I did graduate with my bachelors from UOP in 2012 and I have struggled ever since. I do not make alot of money I'm a single parent so I do the income base on my loans. When I graduated my total loan was $46,000 in loans and now its up to $53,000. I will be dead before I ever get these paid off.

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      Briana 2 years ago

      I attended for one semester when I really didn't know anything about college. They assured me that the Psych degree I was pursuing was available through them so I went to one of their campuses. When I got to my first class (Some type of local politics class) the teacher seemed disengaged and as if he knew that most of us there on the first day wouldn't be there on the last. The assignments were easier than high school assignments and I passed with an A.

      The next class they had me enrolled in for my Psych degree was a Marketing and Accounting class. I arrived on the first day very upset and after talking to 3 campus personnel I got on the phone and got confirmation of my fears--this program was for a Psych degree but for I/O Psych.. meaning I was on a 4-6 year degree plan so I could go work as head of personnel somewhere, not council or facilitate future psychological studies. I wanted to go for NeuroPsychology and I was told that they would add that specialization after I got my first 4 year down... But looking at the planned classed they had for me I would literally only be taking 1 online psych class. The rest of my "required" classes that I didn't get to choose focused heavily on what most students (coincidentally) were attending for... marketing and business. I didn't have a plan yet but I told them I wanted to drop that class as I had only attended 1 day in hopes that my financial aid would be returned, and began looking for another school.

      UOP didn't want to waive the fee for my first class although I had felt very tricked into taking the class in the first place. I looked at other colleges to find that the degree I was pursuing didn't even require 90% of the classes UOP would have had me taking... and this is the worst part.. I found out for the price of one really crappily run class at UOP (1484$) I could go through a whole semester earning 15 credits towards the degree I want at that price. I enrolled in Normandale where they began the process of attempting to transfer my political science class... guess what, it doesn't transfer.. in fact none of the courses I would have been taking for the first 2 years don't transfer!!! I was INFURIATED as that was the one and only promise I had been made by UOP recruiters when I was unsure about enrolling there. "Of course, we are Nationally Accredited! Well, if you change your major or decide to go to any other college, all of your credits will transfer, so what's the real risk in starting here?"

      Then I began to look around... Nationally Accredited was huge at the top of their online page and basically on every subsite within their website.. even the campus had "Nationally Accredited" factsheets in the elevators. I'm pretty sure they do all of this to make new students feel better about their choice when they begin to question it.. I remember staring at their factsheets on the way up to my first class thinking 'well at least this crappy class will transfer..'

      After starting Normandale the UOP hawks started calling and calling and calling. At first it was over the price of just the one class I did take but then separate reps called with separate debts... at 1700 ish a class I quickly realized that UOP had charged me for the class I requested was dropped and that I had basically never attended. One rep even claimed I had earned a B in the class so she couldn't understand how I hadn't taken it. She tried to get me to agree to the charge (I believe) by asking "So you don't want the B then?" to which I responded "Not if I didn't attend and earn it, I can't even tell you what the class was about, how can that possibly be MY grade?"

      Since I've attended 6 or 7 years ago I still get calls about those debts that they convinced me to take on. I will still get calls about the one class I still owe for that I feel like I was lied to and coerced into taking by an admissions rep who wanted to make 50$ off of my enrollment. The quality of the class I took there was absolutely horrendous and you could never find someone farther than 2 classes into their degree on campus, mostly because as you are forced to think critically about your future, you begin to realize that UOP isn't the place to be. They still try to collect on the class that I never attended from time to time. I have been told (when I first left by an on site councilor and subsequent times on the phone) that my costs would be forgiven due to the amount of documented grievances I have against UOP. Usually this is followed by a 6-12 month silence from them before they start right back up with the calls. None of these debts come off of my credit so I know they aren't forgiving them, they are probably putting them in a database of people to "call back when we have all new staff that is okay with destroying peoples personal and professional lives to make money" as it seems it is always a newer staff member that needs excessive help with the call when they actually do talk to me.

      Long story short: No one takes degrees from UOP seriously because they seriously don't teach their students jack shit, No college will accept UOP credits as anything more than general credits that will not count towards a specialized degree, they will lie to you to get you there then harass you after you leave all while smiling and offering you 1 class at the price of every other institutions 3 or 4 classes. Don't go to school here!!!!

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      Amanda 2 years ago

      Add me to the list of people in on this lawsuit. They say I owe them a lot of money just for switching to a local school.

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      Dan M. 3 years ago

      I'm on the same boat as most. I started with UOP in 2008. At 18 years old, I received a call in 2008 after being lured into an advertisement promised a financially stable life. With the many promises given to me from the enrollment officer, I was vulnerably sucked in and took the bait. After I started, I noticed the terrible quality of education. I stuck to it for the next 4 1/2 years an finished with a Bach. in Business. I look back at all the classes and most of the facilitators and thing...what a joke. I have put out 40-50 resumes/cover letters out there and no business will slightly consider me. I'd be better off leaving off the resume. Now I'm busting my hump in a factory and trying raise three kids, while dealing with a 70K debt...and growing with interest. I'm on the income-based repayment, but that is only digging the hole deeper. I've considered going to a legitimate college, but how much loan debt is reasonable. I feel like a fool...cheated, scammed, just taken advantage of. All the time wasted doing homework that I could've been spending with my kids. All the money wasted that I could've spent on my kids, saved, or put into a legitimate college that would've provided me with a career.

      PLEASE HELP. I need in on this lawsuit.

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      Madeline 3 years ago

      I was assured that this was anationally accredited school. I gladly took classes for 4 years. Now when i apply for jobs, employers laugh at the fact that i have earn an online degree. Now 64,000 dollars later, and nothing to show for it. I feel that this was just a way for the school to prusue predatory loans. Im so scard . I have 3 kids, and no job. I have tried,but am getting turned down at every corner.

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      Heather 3 years ago

      This has happened to my husband we paid them off 3 years ago and haven't gotten anything from them a call mail nothing and then just today they sent a paper from a collection agency saying we owe more money , called them up was told by the guy named Brian that he couldn't talk to me about it , couldn't find my husbands info in one computer put us in a different computer and we popped up and he goes oh ya we sent you to collections.

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      Amanda 3 years ago

      I am wondering if there is another Class Action Lawsuit that I can look into? UOP totally ruined my life. I am a single mom of 3 and wanted to further my education and become more financially stable for myself and my kids. The end result is...I have a Bachelors Degree that is useless, very poor learning atmosphere, no help from the instructors, and I now have a student loan debt of over $60,000! I could really use some help if anyone has any information on a current Class Action Lawsuit or could point me in the right direction. My email is Thank you in advance for your help.

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      Katie 3 years ago

      I would also like to be contacted. Tuition was raised at least 3 times while I attended, they said I owed them about 1,200 dollars, which had to be paid by the time my next class started. I did my Associates and Bachelors for them. The school was a joke, there was no help, your advisers were always changing. You could never get a straight answer from them when you had questions about money. I am close to 50K in debt from this scam of a school. I am also disappointed with the learning experience. Everything I paid close to 50K for, I could have learned on my own, I just would not have the paper to prove it. I need help, I am a single mom of two disabled children, unable to work because of my kids situation. I'm going crazy over trying to keep up with programs to help ease the cost. Please help me!

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      David 3 years ago

      Please add me as well. I had the same thing.


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      Orley Grove 3 years ago

      I started in 2008 and graduated 2011 with my associate degree and well over 50k in debt and I tried to get my bachelors and UOP just keep raising the tuition costs so I did a withdraw and had to pay them out of pocket on several occasions and to even be transferred. Because they would not stop increasing the cost of attending their degree programs I withdrew April 2012. I felt like I was a victim of the bait and switch scam from the start in 2008 when I join to get a high education. As of now I am at a none profit organization and trying to finish my bachelors after all they did I can't even try to pay on loan payments are so high I don't think I can finish and be able to pay for my past amounts. I have no idea what is going to happen I am glad they get what they deserve the school was a scam for our hard earn money and then they treated us like we didn't matter to them. The lawsuit was the best thing I have struggled with them for years trying to make a good impression for my children and family and to better my life and all I have done is caused a huge financial burden that I can't afford making $12. hr and having 7 children and I gotten the shaft from University of Phoenix. Thanks but no thanks to University of Phoenix Sincerely, Orley F. Grove

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      Tiffany 3 years ago

      I am interested joining this law-suit also. I have been overcharged and when I called to question them. I would get the run-around. Most of the above comments had also happened me. I also transferred schools and attended Ashford University, and I have also just found out that they are also in Class Action Suit. I am so sick to my stomach! I have all these outstanding balances in student loan debt and most of it was fraud. I have charges in one year alone just in internet fees of 9000.00. That just one area and one type of fraud. Who is the attorney helping with this suit? I would like to join, I have been taken advantage from both University of Phoenix and Ashford University resulting in tons of school loan debt, and no job!!!

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      jenn 3 years ago

      They would respond to my questions about the current assignment, a day or two after it was due thereby assuring failure on my part through no fault of my own. That was even if they responded at all. But hey they got the federal loan money and stiffed me for the education they were not serious in providing. I would like the loans they received by ill gain repaid so I can have my life back. Where do I sign up?

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      Mary Glaze 3 years ago

      I would like to be apart of this lawsuit. I too had grants to help pay for school, and owe quite a bit on student loans and haven't even received my degree. My email address is thank you.

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      Phillip Crandall 3 years ago

      Hi they have done the same thing to all of us Please add me to this lawsuit! they have had me on Collections for $2200 and are ruining my credit also they have the Dept of ED listing me in Default please add me @phillipwcrandall37wv@gmail. please help me!!!!!

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      Jeoma Baca 3 years ago

      Please add me to this lawsuit. I found a lawyer for the class action: Michael D. Braun, Braun Law Group, P.C., 10680 Pico Blvd., Ste. 280, Los Angeles, Ca 90064. I've left a message and hopefully, I can be added to his list. I'm beyond frustrated with the University of Phoenix.

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      Krislee 3 years ago

      please add me to the lawsuit

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      Chasity 3 years ago

      I too was also scammed for $1600 being told I was approved for financial aid. I hope that I can be a part of this as well.

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      RitaMay84 3 years ago

      Has anyone heard anything about this? Any update or what we need to do. We have powerful numbers just right here in the comments. Can you imagine how many more of us are out there?!? Please comment if you know of an update. Thanks!!

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      Ashkey 3 years ago

      Where can i join in on the lawsuit ? im so over this school and them cheating me and everyone else out of something we worked hard for

      my email is

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      Fiore DiPietrantonio 3 years ago

      I had it happen to add me math teacher never showed up to help went into default over not completing class

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      tara 3 years ago

      They did the same thing t me as well can I be added to this class action suit? They put me in debt and ruined my credit. I've lost thousands of dollars, and as a single mother of three I was destroyed bu uop.


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