I, too, attend this school. But I have nothing but positive experience with Ambria's staff and administration. I feel that sometimes they bend over backwards for their students. Charging for graduation is a common practice that one might imagine. Robert Morris University charges $150 person for its graduation.
Even a state university, Norther Illinois University charges $29
. I'm surprised that Ambria is only charging $10, considering that its graduation this year is going to be held at an upscale Chicago Marriott Hotel
. Seriously! I paid more than $30 for parking my car when I was taking classes downtown... The honor's list only shows those people from Spring 2011. A new one is coming out before the end of this term. Just wait you'll see. Also, I attended the information session, and I was told during the session to take my general education classes from my community college to save money. And when I started the program, I had an orientation that explained their grading process including the 80% grading system you were referring to... About their LPN tuition cost, I have heard from a lot of people who had paid over $30,000 for their LPNs from an out-of-state private school. Ambria is only charging $22,000, and they have an LPN-RN Bridge. Lastly, the $200 refers to the lab and technology which is again explained in the administration's email, new student orientation, and information session. The school is brand new and clean. It has NO FOOD (no pop bottles) in the classroom and NO SMOKING policies that students continue to violate which give the school no choice but to fine those individuals who can not follow rules. The school tries hard to serve its student. Just look at the different student events they're sponsoring.
All I'm saying is, visit and check other private LPN schools, then come to Ambria. You'll see what I'm talking about -- it's night and day.