Recent Alumnus 2012-09-13T23:39:11Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Bare Minimum Coverage – As a returning student at the age of 33, supporting a wife and four children with severe credit problems, I assumed I would get more financial aid than I did. Apparently I make too much for anything other than minimum FAFSA coverage, and there are no other grant or scholarship opportunities linked with this school I am aware of. I can barely afford to remain a student but have spent too much to back out now, and apparently I have no hope of private loan aid so random contests like this are really my only hope for anything other than bare minimum coverage.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-13T23:30:21Z
Online Campus – This is a 100% online program which requires no in-class participation
College Senior 2012-09-12T13:30:04Z
Great Opportunities – AIU Online offers a great career services experience for a graduate. They also are partners with many major employers, including mine, which qualified me for a grant. They also have an internship for credit program when a student reaches a certain point in their junior year of studies. The online campus also offers a virtual commons to allow students to get to know each other and join groups of others who have the same interests or degree programs.
College Senior 2012-09-12T13:04:58Z
I believe that AIU Online offers an excellent career services program. There is a lot of great resources to help a graduate in developing a resume and cover letter, as well as advice for the job search and interviewing. My only complaint is that as an online school, its job searches tend to not reach my area. It would be great if I were able to move for a job, but because of my family I cannot. When I was working with a career advisor last year, the jobs she recommended me I was able to find myself through job boards online for my area. But overall, the department is involved with helping students find jobs.
College Senior 2012-09-12T13:00:23Z
Excellent Flexibility – As an online school, it offers me the opportunity to make my own schedule completely as long as I meet the deadlines for assignments, which is weekly. I recently felt overwhelmed taking two courses every five weeks (this is the accelerated rate at which the school operates) because of work and family obligations. I called and spoke with an admissions counselor, and they easily changed my program to one course every five weeks to help me to do my best. I also was able to transfer almost every credit that I had earned elsewhere.
College Senior 2012-09-11T13:12:59Z
I'm just beyond my half-way point to a BS degree in Graphic Design. Haven't needed Career Services, but have received invitations from Career Services for Internships while enrolled.
College Senior 2012-09-11T13:08:48Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Very Resourceful! The financial aid department was very efficient in assisting new students in locating financial aid for enrollment.
The protocol of advisers that contact you to get you ready for everything you'll need is amazing.
College Senior 2012-09-10T18:55:15Z
Career Center Helpful – Getting close to my graduation date, Career Services were enthusiastic about helping find a job, and the virtual campus keeps you up-to-date with job fairs. Career Services is willing to help you revamp your resume and interact with enhancing your interviewing skills.
College Senior 2012-09-10T18:52:54Z
At first, I thought that my online courses were not going to enhance my knowledge, but in the long run, they became very helpful, and I'm loving learning more each day.
College Senior 2012-09-08T17:57:33Z
Course Load – As a business major, I think the courses offered are relevant to the degree I have chosen to pursue. The classes appear to be very interesting and challenging. I like challenging because it keeps my brain churning. I however do not like the fact that I have to do all the general education classes which I have no interest in or will not be a benefit to me. I think that if I am required to take a class like art appreciation and US history, that my school will at least ask my opinion or look at my file to see that I am not an American citizen and a US history course will be more beneficial to me than an art appreciation course.
College Senior 2012-09-08T17:39:10Z
I enjoy the flexibility of achieving my educational goals with AIU. Attending school with them is very affordable and the staff and professors are very supportive. Sometimes I have 3 individuals calling me on an every other day basis to ensure all is going well with me, both academically and personally. I am also satisfied with the education that I am receiving as the professors display instantly their real-world experience, which I think is very important.
College Senior 2012-09-08T17:34:30Z
Workload and Content of Courses – Most of the content covered in the courses are relevant as should be. They are also very challenging and in my opinion meets the criteria for the objectives outlined. However, one of my biggest issues with the content is the recurring use of course content, which can be accessed on the net by the school. I am aware that the professors are not the ones who creates the assignments but I do think the school needs to change its assignments as regularly as possible so cheating students do not have the option of looking up that same paper on the internet and submitting it for grading with simple enhancements.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-05T16:40:45Z
Interesting but Very Challenging – As a visual communications major, my classes have encompassed business electives as well as design. This is good because it is information a design entrepreneur needs to own a business. I have more design classes now and the project workload is fine, but more class instruction is needed on the particular design software we have to learn. We are given a design task to complete, but not instructed on the software needed to complete it. This adds days to the project just going through how-to tutorials.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-05T15:52:55Z
Time Management Is Essential – Online courses differ from traditional classroom teaching in that you are given course materials to read, exercises to do, and lots of research. The instructor leaves online "chats" that can be attended real-time or as a recording to get his input. If you need further instruction, you can email or call the professor. Sometimes the lag time between answers is inconvenient and sometimes instructors are not very clear in communicating what they want from students. I was careful to be realistic with what I am able to do and not overload myself with classes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-05T15:41:06Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Very Helpful Assistance – I wish I had enrolled sooner. I have learned so much since last August. The financial aid process was quick and they got me all the assistance I needed. They also helped me set a pace I am comfortable with as a full-time working mom. The one thing about doing online schooling is you don't have the hands-on, real-time teaching experience; which is challenging for applied sciences.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-05T12:24:35Z
I Would Recommend – I have been going for a few years and because of my learning style being fast pace I enjoy every bit of it. You are able to get the education you need with the right people there to guide you are well as career services to assist you with future goals even after you graduate. Definitely something I recommend to others.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-05T12:10:15Z
Always Changing – Students from all over are within the classes so you will get different types of people and of course the area you life has an effect on personality so that is expected. Each student is there because they have a set goal they want to accomplish and because everything is there for the same purpose it is much easier to communicate with one another.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T21:13:14Z
I have been attending AIU online for three years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I feel I learn better online than being in a classroom because there are no distractions. The communication between students and teachers is amazing and I feel i have done very well there
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T21:09:32Z
Experience in Graphic Design at AIU – My experience as a graphic design major at AIU has been amazing. During the live chats you actually see the teacher using the design software and detailed teaching of the software. The teachers are understanding , always allow for emergencies, and are fair in their grading. I have excelled at AIU
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T17:56:07Z
Online Resources – There are many resources for the online student. The virtual campus is easy to navigate and provides help and assistance as necessary. The librarians in the virtual library were available during chat and very helpful in trying to locate research. The grammer check and other tools in the writing center really help to create good papers in the proper format. This is especially good for a returning student who has been out of school for awhile.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T17:47:21Z
Alumni Services – The school had excellent follow-up services. I receved a call from the school wanting to know how I was doing in the job market, where I had used my degree and received help in updating my resume. The services and networks allow you to keep in touch with your classmates and help you to look for a job or enhance your current career.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T21:19:43Z
Grade a – The computer network system at this school is great and has never failed me. I absolutely love the system that this university works with
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T21:15:28Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Truthfully I love the fact that I am finishing my degree program and AIU Online treated me good when I needed just a few credits to finish my degree. However, I was pressured to decide whether or not to register or not right away . Honestly if I had taken my time and weighed some other college options first I can not say that I would have choose this college first because the tuition for an out-of-state student is way to high. This coupled with the instructor issues I have had I now wish that I had taken my time at choosing my last college a little more wisely.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T21:00:12Z
Not Enough Discussion or Resources Available – While students may be able to ask questions and recieved occasionial tutoring for classroom issues or problems this university still has to do some more refinement to do in this area. Written discussion notes does not always help students . Students want to hear there instructor or tutors voice . Why you might ask? This is because it reassures the student that the instructed know what he/she is teaching.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T20:32:12Z
Professors Lack Tact and Honesty – When I registered into this University I was assured that I would have great teachers that cared about their students. Instead, during my bery first class I had to deal with an absentee classmate in the group project with no help from the instructor and at the same time this instructor tried to accuse me of plagerizing an excel spreadsheet. While the workload is not intensive or overwhelming the emotional roller coaster sure did make me feel like I was on one.
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