Complaint / review text:
I enrolled in the UOP thinking that I was doing myself a great service by extending my education. Before UOP, I had never had any college education. So as you can imagine I believed that I was jump starting my career. I spoke to counselors who were energetic and eager to help me advance myself. Looking back, I realized that the eagerness should have been the first sign that something was wrong. I informed them of my goals and even remember informing them that money was a big concern. I only wanted to start with my Associates, hoping to get an entry level position and go from there. Of course, they were eager to inform me that I could qualify for grants and then file for financial aid.
The counselors and financial advisors assured me that not only were my career options going to expand greatly but that I could get a reasonable aide packet. I was so ignorant. I finished all of my classes with great grades and was so excited to see my Associates degree in Psychology. I am 38 years old and I thought that I had finally accomplished something great.
However, not only are there no positions that require only an Associates in Psychology, a partial of my loan was sold to Department of Education. So, now I have a useless degree, unless I spend more money to get a higher degree and two loan payments. Two loan payments that now have increased my loan amount from $24,000 to almost $30,000. Now, how is that fair? I feel like I made the biggest mistake of my life and put myself and my family in debt for it.