I got screwed by Capella University and I don't know what to do. They quoted me a price for tuition and dramatically raised it after my first term. I can not afford this and if I transfer I will lose a lot of my credit hours. Now what?
I've been hearing a lot about this sort of thing lately. It happened to me also at Capella a few years back. I was supposed to to get what they called a “supplemental grant” [which I had never heard of before] to help with my tuition. Apparently I couldn't qualify for a full grant, but that was fine with me, as some help is better than none at all.
I'm starting to think now that maybe they just told me that so I could pay them what I needed to at the time, based on what they said I owed them because the grant would take care of the rest, and they could somehow squeeze the rest of it out of me later down the road. I believe that's what they call a scam?
Anyway, to make a long story short, I filed a few complaint letters to the appropriate agencies when they first started telling me that I owed them tuition money. The same amount that I was initially told that the Government would pay for me in the way of a grant.
My advice is to not deal with Capella University. They WILL try to rip you off.
Tuition changes all the time at all schools. I've seen people go to an actual physical school and get screwed by tuition changes. It's not just Capella. Unfortunately, all higher education is considered a privilege, not a right. Therefore, they can pretty much do whatever they want as far as how much they make you pay them.