I am wondering if the school is scamming students then how are they getting away with using federal government money abuse. You e if you only have to pay 18k by the time you graduate that is half the money the school hasn't paid for or out of fasfa. If you got scammed instead of complaining do something about it.
Jun 13, 2017
I just found this website, when I first signed up I researched this school and didn't see any negative reviews,but now I'm afraid I've made a big mistake I already owe $10,000 and still have a year before I'm finish.
Jun 12, 2017
At first i had a phone call about a job seeker opportunity that pointed me in the way of healthcare in umc. Upon this phone call they was nice and i was cooperating as they told me to check all these boxes and fill out the applications for their school system with the enroll button.. When we got the the enroll now button they claimed its illegal for them to help me ad they wasn't allowed to do so and that the process would take 2 hours to complete and i would pay nothing out of pocket to see if i qualify for financial aid.... This is where things went from nice to not so nice.... I was curious about the school and took a moment to look their school up to see everyone claiming they was a scam to withdraw while u can or you will be 18k in debt...So after reading some of these comments i called them back and told them id like to withdraw from the school and would rather do classes in person... This is where things got ugly... They started telling me how i would be in their shoes back then wasting 4 years of my life studying things I don't need to and how i was making a big mistake and that its being processed right now so i can't actually do anything until the 2 hrs is up. Long story short i'm not doing financial aid now due to their rude attitude on the phone and it might be a mistake or maybe a scam but i truely believe this is a scam and i will not further anything into it... a waste of 2 hrs on the cell..
Apr 26, 2017
Hindsight is always 20/20. Graduated to of my class. No jobs, attempted to transfer my credits to a real school, they don't transfer. The school is fake there debt is real.
Apr 26, 2017
So far so good, focus on the education.
So good so far, focus on finishing your education. If any fraud or miss representation in the end, that is a big law suit. If a school defauld you, don't talk about it, be about it! Get fasa invovle, lawyer/s and sue ! sue! sue there pants off!!!!
Apr 12, 2017
I loved UMA when I first started. They motivated me and promised the world. Then I realized they steal their students financial aid. If you have money left from loans, they will find a reason to take it. I'm 9 months into my associates degree and now I'm stuck with 18,000 dollars of debt, my credits will not transfer to any school in my state, and my state does not recognize UMA as an accredited school so the degree will be useless. And I find it comical when I read a review from a student bragging about having a 4.0 GPA. Guess what? Almost every online student has a 3.5 or higher. It's all a scam to trap you. Don't fall for it or you will be in the same boat the rest of us (complaining on this website) are in. If you just enrolled listen to all of the warnings we are giving you and get out while you still have a chance.
Mar 30, 2017
I started class Feburary 27,2017, no problems, love my instructor she is very helpful. Looking at these reviews I am a little scare now
Mar 15, 2017
Im currently a student at uma and I took one class and that one class wiped out my f.a. HOW? My disclosure statement says I am eligible for 3022.00 in excess funds, but now f.a. says I need to take out another loan in order to get a stipend. What part of the game is this? All of the f.a. staff is students. Im done. ....enough said.
Feb 28, 2017
Lots of calls Useless Diploma
I signed up for the UMA Medical Billing and coding program 27000 later I can't find work. The kicker is I was in a health and Human service program through them and I discovered wait I have straight A's I have never once opened the book I was looking to transfer to another program at a local school Nothing transfers I am sick of the constant calls. They have already ruined my marriage. What more could they want?
Feb 16, 2017
UMA not good
I use to work for UMA and the admissions representatives just need to get enrollments to keep their job. They really don't care about their students it's all about numbers. Worked at UMA for 3 months and saw a lot of people come and go because again all about the numbers of enrollments each employee gets. The managers do not care about their employees either. This school is also expensive and we were force to lie about everything about UMA. Consider doing your research before you enroll.
Jan 19, 2017
I am a graduate student at UMA the staff or very helpful you might get some rude people but you can call back and ask to talk to somebody different. my experience at the school so far is great I love it the online classes are easy. I did have some problems with the financial aid team but things are sorted out and sometimes you have to have them explain stuff to you so you can understand why stuff is expensive you gotta understand going to medical school is not cheap. And fair warning there is a group out there claiming to be uma staff and it's a scam so be on the safe side and make sure that the people you are talking to or actually uma staff members and the way to do this is if you think that the person you're talking to is not a uma staff call the number that they gave you with your stuff that way you know that you're speaking to somebody from Uma.
Jan 17, 2017
I just recently enrolled at UMA. I cant tell you much about them because this is just the beginning. The UMA staff team are very helpful and YES they call a lot because of the fact they are just checking on you to make sure everything going right. That what school advisor suppose to do. Most colleges advisor are hard to reach and they seem as if they don't care about you and your career. Having support from the UMA staff give me courage to succeed.
Jan 2, 2017
I love this school so far start 1/3/17 now I'm a little scared because people are saying these harsh things and its all over a check OMG! lord protect me in this case right now this is crazy they are a good support team they seem to want you to succeed I'm just really nervouse now. Wish me luck!
Dec 30, 2016
calls up to 10 a day
I am a graduate from the coding and billing course I have had multiple calls daily for the last 2 months all I want is my transcripts and where to take my test. They have even called my boss and pissed her off she is now sending a email to the grant programs and Florida attorney general to complain. They are rude and condescending block one number and they call on another. I loved the classes, professors, and I graduated with a 3.9999 GPA but I found my job on my own and they are threatening my continued employment by harassing my boss. I will tell everyone not to go to this school for what they are doing to me now. I asked nicely and professionally for them to stop calling me and I got rude comments in return. And they are the ones that taught me to be professional in my speaking and emails etc. Go figure. I am very disappointed in the career department they have no class. Yes, I must have paid more than I should have and to read these complaints above if Trump people have anything to do with this academy OMG I'm in trouble. Please look around make sure of the school you choose I did not do my research as some of you did. Shame on me. But I'm learning.
Nov 18, 2016
Worst scam ever
Biggest waste of time ever. I didn't even enroll I just joined an email list and they've called me 3+ times a day for the last few weeks. I've asked them to take me off the list multiple times and the lady I just spoke to was very rude to me. RUN AWAY.
Nov 15, 2016
It's sad but it's real
Just a waist of money. Yes I was one of there biggest losers. UMA has cost me to go in further debt. They are just a bunch of government money thieves. They didn't care about my well been. Cost me to loose my disability case with them fake ass grades. Yes I am highly pissed off. No don't trust them, after 30 thousand dollars in debt and no place to work.
Nov 15, 2016
After receiving dispursement info/ award letter and the information and authorization forms are filled out; How long after are you suppose to get a dispursement sent to you in the mail.
Nov 2, 2016
My experience at UMA
I have had the best time of my life. I just finished my diploma program in Medical Administrative Assistant. I am now a returning student I will be getting my associate's degree in Medical Administrative Assistant. The classes are fun and the teachers are very supportive and they do care about your education. This school is not a scam at all. It is a good school and I am proof of that.
Oct 27, 2016
I personally think Ultimate medical Academy is a good school their learning material or very easy and laid back to me , however; I wish knew much information regarding financial aid . I have never received a refund back and this the first school that I have went to that has never sent me a refund back. I wish that they also had something on the website where you are able to take a look and see where all the expenses are going too.
Oct 27, 2016
Bad customer service
Not happy with the school I told them i don't have time to start school I have other things going on and they don't care. They are trying to get my parents info for the money side of it. Sorry but no.
And getting almost 10 calls a day is a little over the top. I wish I stayed away completely.
Oct 24, 2016
Cancellation pls how
How do cancel the enrollement thing? I just enrolled today because they saying im go to school with free or less payment .im scared i dont have money pay 20000$ and i got job with only 700 monthly.What can i do someone adivise me what to do pls help
Oct 19, 2016
WHITE MAN's CON GAME
i just signed up to take the billing and coding course after talking to the first recruiter i have had at lease ten calls that raises a red flag with me and made me do some investigation about the school so that why i am here reading all of you guys stories i think its a scram too the recruiters play against one another and all the want is the bonus they get for louring people in the courses are very expensive and you do have a hard time reaching people i called the financial aid right away and told them i do not want to be a part of this school refund my money back asap they use black people to catch other blacks into the program and make you think that its a good thing i bet whites run the school and they take mostly black people money and let the white ones finish that is why some of the feed back on here are happy because they are white people its a con a white mans con game
Oct 7, 2016
All I did was talk to someone seconds after I was searching online which is shady in itself. She called seemed nice, had me answer some questions next thing I know their sending me a welcome package. I tried calling her back couldn't reach her, got transferred three times, they were all very rude. Then she calls back is really aggressive about why I changed my mind, asking me very personal questions about how I can do this with my family. So weird, don't sign up here! All I did was read these reviews and I knew this school was terrible. I am still worried that I even wasted my time talking to them. I hope they don't take my info and do something illegal with it. It's horrible that they would do this to people.
Sep 30, 2016
I failed this semester by 2 points, I appealed the grade they let me retake the final failed it again btw I suck at tests. Anyhow now I'm stuck with no degree or certificate and I've heard nothing from my instructor if rather or not I need to try a different program since it's there fault I can't continue on and repeat the semester. Since the Tampa campus is closing.
Sep 28, 2016
This school is a total scam I am 4 classes away from graduating and then today I recieved my award letter for 2016-2017 and was told I didnt have enough to cover my classes just to remind you the aid year starts from Aug-june30 bottom line they are taking people financial aid money so when I called federal student aid they said the school was committing fraud because they used the money from 2016-2017 for the previous aid year now they want me to pay 3755 out of pocket because they covered my classes from april til june when those classes was still on 2015-2016 aid year the classes are non transferable so all the loans I took out was a waste they are currently under investigation after they realized I called federal student aid they would not talk to me regarding what happen to all my money DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME NOW I HAVE TO START ALL OVER AND THE GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING INTO IT TO REQUEST THEIR FUNDS BACK AND BY THE WAY FROM AUG UNTIL NOW I ONLY TOOK ONE CLASS SO HOW IS ALL MY MONEY GONE WHEN I RECEIVE THE MAX AMOUNT
Sep 27, 2016
I am a recent 2015 honors graduate and from the first phone call i got from UMA to today i have received nothing but help and support from all departments. Even after i graduated Career Services stepped in and helped with setting up interviews and i got a call from loan forgiveness and ask if i needed any help repaying my loans or help to lower my loan payments. Most schools sign you up you get through the courses on your own and then they say Congrats Grad! And you never hear from them again. I have access to UMA resources for the next 5 years. I can say nothing but good things about UMA. I will be going back within the next year to get my Associates Degree. Thanks UMA Staff!
Sep 27, 2016
My education and refund
I am a recent graduate of Uma and I am so proud I choose this school. It seems that must students only care about the money part and not their education. I got all my refunds back. I am more interested in getting my degree then a refund and Uma has helped me do that.
Sep 20, 2016
So far I love how supportive the staff is and yes I get plenty of phone calls but I'm OK with that because I need all my documents and information submitted in time for me to start I am very excited but even if it is a scam I feel positive and will work hard to be the best I can.
Sep 17, 2016
HORRID EXPERIENCE AFTER JUST REQUESTING INFO FOR PHARM TECH
we just requested info on line and my poor 18 year old niece received a phone call that had her on the phone for an hour with a representative railroading her into signing up for an associates degree in pharmacy online for the sum of $26,000 tuition. she got off the phone in tears. what a horrible experience. fortunately i was able to call back and we broke the contract. will follow thru with written info and perhaps a visit to the school on monday. people involved with education should be helpful and not railroad prospective students who are trying to be polite into signing up for something they do not fully understand. a good lesson learned for her, but please run from this place as fast as you can. there are other more reputable and less expensive sources of education out there.
Aug 31, 2016
My first interview was today
I received the call from them today. I said I was trying to fix my breakfast and could she call me back in 30 minutes. She continued saying it would only take a few minutes, I said I have a heart condition and I do have to stay on track with my diet. She continued talking so I asked my husband to finish making my smoothie and I sat down at my computer. The interview and browsing through the website took much longer than a few minutes. I was worn out by the time I was done. Afterword my husband found this site and then I got a call from University of Phoenix. They are cheaper and have better education and their accreditation is top notch. It is difficult to find good recommendations from any accrediting collage search for EMA. I brought the list up of all the accredited collages and EMA is not even on it. I am a retired registered nurse and want to become a certified medical coder. I will be getting more than that when I finish my 9 month training with U OF Px. Be safe... They really do have connections with financial aid places and have already sent me 2 forms to fill out for Grants and student loans. I am not ashamed to put my name on this. Dolores Sieg, RN