About Independence University
Independence University, found online at Independence.edu, is a university that specializes in helping people accelerate their career with an online degree and finish in as few as 20 months.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, Independence University was established many years ago, back in the 1800s, but they began offering their online and distance education programs 37 years ago. Eventually, in the early 2000s, they decide to change their focus and began dedicated all of their attention and resources to their online and distance education courses.
This school offers Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees in four different schools, including Healthcare, Business, Technology, and Graphic Arts, and says that all of their instructors are teachers that have real world experience and have worked recently or currently in the particular industry in which you hope to work.
In addition, their website says that they are completely committed to helping their students meet all their goals, beginning with helping them step-by-step through the enrollment process.
They also make sure that every single thing you will need to succeed in your classes will be provided to you within your class tuition, including textbooks, learning materials, a tablet, and a laptop, all of which you have the opportunity to keep at the end of your program.
Receiving information about the particular degree program or area of study that you are interested in is completely free of charge, but of course enrolling in one of their programs will have related expenses which can be very high. Their website does not provide open publishing of their pricing information at this time, but they do offer information on both scholarship opportunities and financial aid.
For specific information in any of these areas however, you will want to contact one of their university representatives or use one of the available calculators on their website.
Unfortunately this website does not provide any information regarding withdrawal and refunds at this time, though there is generally a schedule of withdrawal that most universities will offer their students which will provide them a date by which they will need to drop a specific course in order to receive a full or partial refund of the fees paid. Just because this website does not provide this information directly does not mean that they don’t provide this withdrawal schedule; concerned customers will want to speak to one of their representatives about this.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who wish to contact their Customer Service team with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-917-6391 or by submitting your own contact information to their website so one of their representatives can contact you directly.
There is a couple concerns with this school and their programs. First, the fact that they don’t provide any information to their customers for costs of the programs is an issue, because students should be able to tell to some degree whether or not their programs will be an option, without needing to call and speak to a representative.
The bigger concern, though, is that their individual schools and programs are accredited by different institutions. This means that you will need to do your own due diligence to ensure that the program you want to be a part of is appropriately accredited by an institution that is recognized by the federal Department of Education.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different schools that specialize in distance education for people seeking degrees of all levels in a variety of different areas of study. The best place to start when finding a school is always with what you want to study, and then to find programs in that area of study that are both accredited and highly rated.
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