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The Art Institute
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  • Jul 27
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Loans
  • 120

Be wary of the no-interest loans that the Art Institute offers to keep you in school. If you cannot get enough loans from the federal government to pay for your classes. They will give you loans to keep you in school about the amount you can borrow. The problem you start paying immediately. Students have monthly payments of $400-$800 per month that they owe to the school. If they don't pay they... Read more

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  • Jul 24
  • Schools
  • Classes Bill
  • 68

I attended the Art Institute in Denver, Colorado. I was there three years, and I was told my loans would pull me through to graduation. That was a lie. If I could not pay the ridiculous $5, 000+ for the three classes I was taking that quarter (after being told it would be taken care of), I would be forced to drop. So I dropped. And the bills began rolling in. Now because of the last quarter... Read more

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  • Jun 23
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Student Loans
  • 54

i was a student at the school for almost 4 years. I was told my student loans would be good until i graduated. which was a lie. i started getting bills and notices that if i did not start paying i would be let go.i was struggling financial and academically because i could not afford books or supplies and other things. i tried getting work but had no luck. i then talked to the dean about joining... Read more

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  • Jun 11
  • Advertisements and Cons
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Career Services
  • 1
  • 122

The company used to send admissions people and career services people on trips if you hit high numbers. The career services director had us lie about the numbers to win the trip. The numbers new people see are inflated. Most people didn't find jobs. Big scam. If the accreditation body knew about this, it would shut down the school. Admissions let anyone in including retarded kids. Their... Read more

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  • Jun 09
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Horrific Service
  • 117

I attended the Michigan campus. The place is a joke. There are a small handful of really great talented teachers here, and had it not been for them, I would've had some sloppy work, but overall the level of teacher experience was bad. This campus had a lot of internal affairs that were very obvious. Every semester, there would be new recruiters replacing old ones, teachers quitting, being fired,... Read more

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  • Jun 04
  • Education
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Financial Aid Plan
  • 98

I attended the art institute in 2011. About a year and a half into my education, I was pulled into the advisor's office in the middle of a class. The advisor told me he had been informed I was in a bad situation at home. I was forced to withdrawl and told that when I was more stable I could come back, no problem. Within a month of withdrawing, against my will, I received a bill for $11,076.... Read more

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  • Feb 18
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Education Practice
  • 1
  • 96

Don't go to AI OF OHIO CINCINNATI DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME DO NOT WASTE YOUR MOEY GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN Both me and my roommate are both looking for a community college right now!!! You will be 60k or more in debt!! Expensive!! You will be better off going to a community college and get the same education for half of the price!! Please do not attend this school for the sake of your BANK... Read more

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  • Dec 23, 2013
  • Education
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Loan
  • 1
  • 403

i attended the art institute of atlanta at 20 yrs old. i received no grants or scholarships to attend school, so my financial advisor ENCOURAGED me to take out private loans. my income at the time would in no way ever satisfy those debts- nor would my projected income as a holder of a BA in illustration! i could go on, but in short, AI (with their buddy sallie mae) practices PREDATORY lending,... Read more

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  • Dec 19, 2013
  • Schools
  • Bad Service
  • 97

Don't go there!!! They cater to you as much as they can, till they get what they want (your money). They don't give a *** if you "graduate" or not, and their faculty and staff if real real poor. DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!! AND DONT LISTEN TO THE FINANCIAL ADVISORS!! they sound extremely nice on the phone, but they're the people who do that to win you for your money! this im a former student &... Read more

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  • Dec 04, 2013
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Hard Drive
  • 2
  • 178

this school don't give a *** about what you need to to have a better experience in school all they do is take your money so by the end the your term long as they are getting their money they could give a rats *** if you graduate or don't one of the directors in the beginning of the quarter said that "You don't need A piece of paper from this school to be good at what you do" after the fact you've... Read more

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