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Universal Technical Institute - Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Is A FARCE!
I attended MMI for two year, getting 11 certifications in 2 brands, Harley and Honda, and what do I have to show for it? A crummy retail job.
90% of the people I graduated with are still at crappy part time jobs, and MMI is about as useful as a kick in the face at helping you find a job in the motorcycle field.
They promised a lot of things when I signed up. Great job placement, great discounts because you a student, housing assistance, financial assistance, the whole 9 yards.
What did I get? The only jobs they had were for dang near 3 dollars less a hours than I am currently making, and usually in like nowhere, Nebraska. The discount is 10%, which is hardly worth it. Housing assistance is "Here's a number for some apartments that we have never even checked out (I lived in two complexes recommended by the school. Cops there at least twice a day gunshots, even had my window busted in by a drunken brawl.) And hope you have all the money saved up to get in, because we won't help you!" Financial aid is a joke, since all I ever heard was you need a co-signer for every *** thing. And of course, after 32K in student loans, I graduated. Now they want to pay almost $400 a month to pay them back.
Hmm. Guess they didn't notice the Recession at all. I only make about a grand after taxes each month, so where is the $400 gonna come from? I tried talking to them about it, and they sent me to Sallie Mae. Tried talking to Sallie Mae about it 6 times, and they sent me to MMI.
Do yourself a favor and avoid this school. Yeah The teachers are great, and yes I learned awesome stuff. But the reality is, they just want you *** money and could care less what happens to you after you graduate.