Devry University - DeVry steals student grants & schlorships

Jul 28, 2011
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Herman A. DeVry was born in Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, November 26th, 1876,son of Wilhelm H. DeVry and Maria Kunigunde of Dirnberger, Germany. At the age of nine he came to this country with his parents and attended the PUBLIC SCHOOLS. NOT FOR PROFIT SCHOOL OR PRIVATE UNIVERSITY.

After receiving educational training offered in American public schools, this young man began his business career as a salesman & then a retail sporting goods establishment.

A DeVry diploma has become nothing more than a worthless paper mill piece of trash that won't even get you in the front dour of a reputable company.

Ask those who graduated from DeVry in the top of their class & are now standing in the long unemployment lines. Reputable companies file DeVry paper mill applicants in their "Don't call us, we'll call you cabinet. Meaning no call back in this century. Met two DeVry graduates at the local Starbucks and one was doing janitor work while the other was flipping hamburgers at a fast food place just to pay the rent. They couldn't even pay the last 6 months of their loans much less get any credit to buy a car or home. Ruined their lives forever.

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Patrick

Feb 11, 2012

‘Steve F. Brown’ is no longer ‘President of DeVry in Orlando Fl.’ His new title is ‘Executive Coach at DeVry University’ at DeVry’s Downers Grove, IL location since Oct. 2011. Seems more of a demotion than a promotion after the Central Fl Workforce firings and DeVry’s lost profits due to less student enrollment.

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Barry

Feb 11, 2012

To Donald: UPDATE: Steve F. Brown --- ‘WAS’ President of DeVry in Orlando, FL and one of FL Workforce Central’s Board of Directors. According to the Sentinel, Governor Scott FIRED ALL of Central Florida Workforce Staff and their Board of Directors in Sept. of 2011. They now have all new board members and are in the process of permanently filling the position of President/Chief Executive Officer.
Since 2006, Workforce Central Florida had spent more than $5.3 million in ways that violated federal spending regulations. The agency received more than $100 million in federal funding in five years to pay for worker training, offer job-search assistance and to help local companies find qualified employees.
Instead the agency awarded lucrative contracts to Board Members, Spent more than $700,000 in job-training money on legal settlements and created a $73,000 outreach program that proposed handing out Red Superhero Capes to the Unemployed. The Sacked Central Florida Workforce Staff were each given a ‘Red Superhero Cape’ as they had given out to the unemployed. Looks like Steve Brown was one of the privileged ones to get another position within DeVry's corporate offices.

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victor

Feb 11, 2012

DeVry is well known for their Diploma Mills Degrees of Deception. Don't be fooled by their marketing tactics….Ask yourself why most of their schools enroll students from low income families who receive free scholarships and state grants, military and government aid. You won’t find any elite alumni at DeVry. After having to comply with new education policies, DeVry share profits plunged 90 percent. Ask yourself this question---- Are you willing to risk your entire future and college education to dishonest for-profit businesses like DeVry who cannot guarantee their graduates any better than the minimum- wage service industry? It’s your life. Think twice before enrolling at DeVry.

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V

Jan 27, 2012

We will win this fight to save all student's education. It is time all students take a stand to stop these rich corporate bastards from STEALING our College Education so they can get richer and richer.We will Fight to the End and use every legal channel to do it.

Shares of DeVry Inc. tumbled 8 percent Friday January 27, 2012 after the education company reported that its net income plunged by 90 percent during the second quarter as a crackdown on for-profit schools by regulators drove enrollments down.

Last summer, the U.S. Department of Education tightened financial aid standards for for-profit schools in an attempt to improve graduation rates. By fall, DeVry's undergraduate enrollment had dropped 13 percent and new enrollments fell by 25 percent.

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wun8upcb

Dec 19, 2013

Jay here. Passes veteran and would like more info.
J a y Miller 214 @ get mail. Com

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sandraD

Nov 18, 2011

I am a student who was approved for two scholarships in September 2011 and last week I found out that I am only getting one. The way finaicail aid did my classes was with both scholarships. And now DeVry ius telling me I owe them 2200.00 out of pocket since the financial aid guy mark told me I was fully covered for classes and now I;m not. I have been addressing this since last week and no one wants to fix their mistake. Also I was schedualed for 9 credit hours and today one of the student advisors sent online regisatrs office a thing telling them to drop me from my BIS155 class. They did not have my permittion to do this. Now I have no more 3 credit classes the rest aer 4 credits they told me it would be another 600.00 on top of the 2200.00 that I would have to pay back. I don't think i should have ot pay babck anything since I was told that everything was covered especially when I was apporved with the two scholarships and only recieved one.
What do I do can anyone help me with this?

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Johnson

Oct 11, 2011

DeVry is well known for their Diploma Mills Degrees of Deception. Don't be fooled by their marketing tactics. :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :cry :cry ... Show more

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Donald

Oct 11, 2011

You forgot to mention when Governor Scott FIRED ALL of Central Florida Workforce Staff and their Board of Directors -

STEVE BROWN who is PRESIDENT OF DEVRY CENTRAL FL SCHOOLS was also one of FLORIDA'S WORKFORCE CENTRAL”S DIRECTOR.

Must be one of DeVry's success stories.

You're Fired !!!!! :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin ... Show more

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Karma

Sep 22, 2011

The investigation into Workforce Central Florida included one of the stupidest marketing schemes which the taxpayers of Florida ended paying for. It involved a thoughtless marketing campaign with the chairman of the board for the job agency marching around in a red super-hero cape. Whaaaat !!! Yep, you heard right folks! A red super-hero cape. It was Workforce Central Florida’s ingenious marketing campaign where they wasted $14,000 on 6000 red capes to hand out to job-seekers who visited their offices. People who were unemployed became extremely insulted and told Workforce personnel that their red capes weren't going to get any job seeker real employment. It was a *** and irresponsible waste of taxpayer’s money

This is what happens when marketing lets an "ad agency" put a tired "creative" idea before strategy, with no real insight or consideration of their audience. Way to think it through guys.

It was also reported that Workforce of Central Florida spent $250,000 tax dollars on staff cars amongst the $73,000 wasted by the agency now currently being investigated.
Governor Scott finally did something right when he FIRED ALL of Central Florida Workforce Staff and their Board of Directors.
They should all be given one of their red Super-hero capes so they can jump off the tallest building in central Florida. "Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" Splat ! I’d presume the red cape didn’t help find you folks another
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Ex DeVry Instructor

Sep 10, 2011

Don't let the winds of life take your ship without steering. Get a college education where they truly teach the foundations you'll need in life. DeVry is NOT that place. They are a business and their only motives are to get rich by enrolling any student who can pay cash, or has student scholarships like Bright Futures and government grants and military financial support.Please don;t waste your years at DeVry to realize in the end that the paper mill degree won't even get you through the front door of reputable companies. Most well-known companies will not consider you if DEVRY is where you graduated.

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Bill

Aug 09, 2011

As a former DeVry employee I can tell you that their tragedy is to make money no matter what they deliver. Last board meeting before I left the administrator handed out specific instructions on how to make courses easier than high school so student would pass. Reason for this so they could continue receiving the full govt grant money or scholarships. Open book tests & practice exams with the answers were given to students prior exams. Not much studying needed when all the students did was slip the practice tests in their notebooks & copied the answers for the exams.

There are currently at least half a million students in the US enrolled in for-profit universities/institutions like DeVry. These students are all taking on substantial debt. Some studies & stastics project student loans amount to nearly a trillion dollars. This is more than the entire credit-card debt of the US. Over 90% of such debt is held by students enrolled in for-profit colleges like DeVry.

There are plenty of stories of fraudulent marketing practices, & shoddy instruction at for profit universities. I can assure you that at my new place of work looking at resumes of prospective job applicants, paper-mill degrees from for-profit outfits are NOT considered & 99% of the time filed in the DO NOT CALL BACK cabinet. Reason applications are kept for at least 90 days in case the hopeful applicant or unemployment office calls. Students should realize that they are being cheated by
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george

Aug 01, 2011

maybe its something new cause I got my devry degree in 92 and have been working ever since, even making over 110k a year.
it takes time to get experience, Devry never helped me in my job search though, i agree on that that their placement assistance is non- existant.

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Jan

Jul 28, 2011

I too went to Devry thinking that I would get a better future by having one of those High-Tech degrees. Boy! was I in for a surprise. When I just enrolled, The guy who recruited me said that they have a lifetime job placement so I was really eager to finish my degree and get a job in my field.

Graduation came along and Devry has done nothing to help me out finding a job position. Now they have this ridiculous web-site for alumni where you can go apply for jobs and I don't think they update this website very often, you see the same crappy jobs over and over. My bachelor's degree cost me around $68,000. Devry will tell you that their graduates are in demand but from my experience this is not true.

I am unemployed now for 10 months and its obvious how every employer scrutinizes DeVry's Degrees. Some even suggested taking
courses at a local state university if they were going to consider my application. This company was on DeVry's list but I was told they get commission to advertise there. Once in a while they might consider entry level positions for DeVry graduates depending on previous experience in a certain field otherwise its all about business & profits. Now if that isn't a business partnered scam then I don't know what else to call it. They should put themselves in the Devry graduates' position who worked hard to get on the Dean's list only to realize it was nothing more than a SCAM.

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Carol

Jul 28, 2011

A Fast-Growing Profit Machine That Exploits Its Customers

This flow of government money accounts for "100% of the growth in the for-profit education industry. And that growth has been very high -- industry sales have expanded at a five-year average annual rate of 26.4%, over three times the S&P 500 industry average. That growth has been very profitable, too: The five-year average return on equity for the industry is 33.5%, twice the S&P 500 industry average.

Unfortunately, that profitable growth comes at a cost to the industry's customers – STUDENTS! Dropout rates at for-profit institutions like DeVry are exceptionally high, and leaving school without a degree also leaves students with huge loans on which they often default. Taxpayers are then left with the bill of lost govt revenue from these loans due to no structure of operating regulations on for profit schools. Call your state governor's office and Washington DC to put a STOP to these dishonest business practices.

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Peter C.

Jul 28, 2011

Selling Education Short Hedge fund honcho Steven Eisman sees for-profit education as a ripe area for profiting from short-selling. And there's no question that many for-profit educational institutions prey on the most vulnerable members of our society. But unless government regulations change, these highly profitable student lending mills will survive the bear raid.

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Listen up folks _from a retire

Jul 28, 2011

DeVry University & other for-profit schools educate less than 10 percent of all college students but get 25 percent of all Pell grants, he said. For-profit school students make up 44 percent of the federal student loan defaults. Part of this is due to the fact that for-profit schools’ consumer base are disproportionately poor students and students of color who are the first in their families to go to college.
Too many students are paying $20,000 to $30,000 for associate’s degrees but their diplomas aren’t landing them jobs.
“They’re no more employable than they were before and now they’re deep in debt,” said Durbin, the assistant Senate majority leader.
For-profit schools are fighting to keep their profits and attempting to stop new regulations that would withhold federal education loans and grants from its schools with high student debt and low student loan repayments.

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Justin

Jul 28, 2011

This school is a joke and they are not honest at all. I lost so much money attending this school. With gas, tuition, and application fees it was outrageous. I figured it would be amazing to get my Bachelor's in around 3 years but after one semester tuition went up, I didn't receive a refund but eventually even if I would have it wasn't nearly close to the quote I received via e-mail from the department of education.
These people should be shut down completely along with all of the types of schools. They are scams and it's just more economical to go to a community college. Heck an actual University is cheaper than this school.

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Miles

Jul 28, 2011

Heard of DeVry's misleading strategy from an ex-DeVry instructor who left DeVry a few years ago. He didn't want to teach there after he found out how they were instructed to mislead students. Well, at least there was one honest instructor who walked away from dirty money. That is DeVry's reputation among the business world - Dirty Business

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Sarah

Jul 28, 2011

DeVry's hires unemployed business managers to teach their business courses. Cheap Labor No prior teaching experience. What a waste of money. Get out before you lose all your grants & scholarships. Enroll at a real university anywhere just don't let this corrupt business steal your life long dream of a college education.

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John Shapiro

Jul 28, 2011

DeVry does not even assist graduates to get entry level jobs since they know what their paper mill degree is worth. NOTHING more than a HUGE DEBT for students who enrolled at DeVry! Credits will not transfer to any local or reputable state universities. Don't be fooled by the savvy advertisements. Those people get paid to promote crooked businesses like DeVry because there are limited state regulations governing for-profit schools.

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