ClassesUSA is a website from Experian InteractiveSM which acts as a middle man to connect motivated adults interested in earning a college degree or certificate with online education providers.
ClassesUSA was established in 2001 and has more than 300 accredited college and university partners. It claims to be “the most trusted and recognized” website for adults looking for online educational opportunities.
Their website states they provide free information request forms which allow their visitors to get info from the 300 schools they partner with and more than 1600 degree or certification programs.
When looking for online educational opportunities, it is important to check two things: whether or not they are a for-profit school and their accreditation status. For-profit schools can provide decent degree programs, but it may be harder to receive financial aid than at a non-profit school.
Accreditation is trickier. Many schools that offer online degrees have programs that are accredited as well as programs which aren’t. You need to check whether both the school and your particular program are accredited, otherwise you could have a useless degree.
4 ‘ClassesUSA’ Reviews
I accidentally tapped on the ad for this on instagram and just decided to see what it was about. A year later (already graduated university) and i still occasionally get emails (calls finally stopped thank god!) from "Grand canyon university " which i do not leave near nor have i ever heard of it claiming theyd give me a 500 dollar grant and i replied saying i already graduated and im not interested. A few weeks later i got a new email for the grant increasing to 1000 but that ended up being a typo.. not that i was interested in that anyways. Apparently they never removed me from their who to spam list.
Already enrolled in school, I clicked on the ad on Facebook . . . and tumbled into the abyss known as "Classes USA." After filling out the ridiculous amount of information they require, all I have gotten ever since is numerous and repeated phone calls (until you threaten to file suit, most places to not take "no" for an answer) from thousands of (most unaccredited) "higher-education" institutions.
Long story short, if you're only looking for the "guaranteed grant," don't EVEN get started with them, because not ONLY is there no mention of money ANYWHERE, but there is no way to contact THEM -- even on their website, the "contact" page is completely BLANK . . . and the only phone number listed for them -- through the Better Business Bureau's web page -- is disconnected.
This is a scam. . They will call u and tell u u qualified for a grant and then ask u to get a green dot money tag for 150 to pay for fees. Legit grants will be sent in the mail or to ur school u are attending they will not call u over the phone or request any money or account information