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Old 03-04-2012, 06:31 PM
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I applied to USC's MSW program and was accepted. Prior to my acceptance, I was informed by the, "academic advisor" that the fees and tuition that the post 9/11 GI bill did not cover would be covered by their yellow ribbon program which I fully qualified for and the additional money would be covered by their "military scholarship program":. Well, none of it was true! There are very few slots, evidently 20? Also, this so called military scholarship did not exist'. After I was accepted I was pressured into enrolling sooner than what I was ready and when I didn't agree to I was treated very poorly by the academic advisor! Whenever I asked for additional information from the staff, I ALWAYS got the run around and was referred to some other department or person whom did NOT help me. At the end of all of it, they demanded a $250 check to tell me whether or not I might receive a yellow ribbon slot or any additional assistance. Along with many other students, I received e-mails to attend teleconferences for "financial aid" which just consisted of pressuring students into taking out high interest student loans, what a joke! After all is said and done, I applied to a state school that my 9/11 GI bill will cover entirely and there will be no out of pocket cost/. I am currently awaiting my acceptance letter. I would strongly recommend staying away from USC all together. They treat students like walking atms and their only goal is to meet their quota, nothing more, they don't care, not one bit.

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:56 PM
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Even though this post is almost a year old, I was wondering if anyone else ran into a similar experience with USC? This school is one of my top contenders for their MSW program due to their concentration in Military Social Work and their field placements with Veterans services.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:38 PM
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My cousin is currently enrolled at USC's orange county campus in the MSW program. I am unaware of any issues that she has had with the school.
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