On the downside, Kaplan still uses paper checks instead of a direct deposit system, which I think it rather archaic for 2015.Additionally, financial aid is not dispersed at the start of the term as one might expect, but rather you will get your first refund toward the end of the 6-week term.I have gone to traditional colleges and I like the online format better. I thought this was a great way for me to get my degree and still allow me to work full time to earn money.
I went to two brick-and-mortar schools in the process of working toward my undergraduate degree and ended up completing the last 1/3 online with University of Massachusetts Amherst (University Without Walls).
I'm bringing UMass into this review as it is my only comparison for online study as I discuss my experience at Kaplan University thus far.
I appreciate that I am always asked if all of my questions have been answered before the representative hangs up the phone, and I am also given the opportunity to review the phone call in the KU portal, to give the school additional feedback.
Currently, my financial aid rebate/stipend check was mailed several weeks prior to when they said it would be, which is good news.
I, too, was mislead and told my last week that I could basically do nothing with my degree.