Complaint / review text:
I am a former Westwood College student in 2010. I was going for B. S. Degree in Criminal Justice. I am completely disgusted with this school. 9 months in the program, I found out it that wasn't fully accredited. There were rumors around the school. When I asked the teachers about it, they wouldn't give me a straight answer. I soon started investigating on my own and found that there were problems with Westwood colleges across the nation. The counselors at the school told me that those were the "haters" talking. I soon called local police dept and they said they didn't recognize the bachelors degree from Westwood College.
The programs were aimed in my field and I had some great instructors. I also had a few instructors that didn't care. We had take home finals and easy projects. I think the education I received was decent. It could have been better. The financial aid dept. Was a joke. It lacked communication, organization and came up with lies. The financial aid dept was very misleading and told me that I was "charged for textbooks" even though I didn't need them for class. That doesn't make sense! I could never get a straight answer or the same answer. I had to talk to person after person to find out what I owe for one term. They would say, "we don't know what you owe and we have to talk to our loan consultant back in Idaho." The college has charged illegal interest rates on loans that were not discussed with students. Now, I am $15,000 in debt and I wasted a year of schooling.