Friday, April 27, 2007

Locked Out of Grad School Student Finds Solution

(SAN BERNADINO, Calif.) April__, 2007- Richard Caulker faced a common problem in today’s age of soaring college costs. He wanted to continue his education, but since he owed his previous school a significant amount of money he was unable to get his transcripts.

Keith Proctor, student financial aid coordinator at Argosy University/Inland Empire, helped Caulker resolve his financial problem. Proctor was able to put together a package that enabled Caulker to work out a payment plan with his alma mater and enroll in a doctorate program at Argosy University.

Proctor said that Argosy University makes sure it looks into every potential source of funding for its students such as scholarships, grants, employer assistance programs or cash payment plans. “The best form of financial aid is federal funding because it’s insured by the government and has the lowest interest rate,” Proctor said.

A doctoral student in clinical psychology, Caulker was impressed that Argosy University staff were able to resolve an issue he had been wrestling with for years within a few months. “They started working on the issue in September 2006 and it was resolved in February 2007,” Caulker said.

Caulker, who emigrated from England, works as a clinical therapist for Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino. He said his doctoral degree will help him advance in his job and stay on top of the changes and developments in his career field. “I’m in the field of clinical therapy and I wanted to upgrade my skills,” said Caulker who has worked as therapist for seven years. “I came to Argosy University to receive the best they have to offer in clinical psychology.”

He is also impressed with the degree programs at Argosy University. Caulker said the coursework is relevant to his career and the professors add their own valuable industry experience. He expects to finish his course work next year and complete his doctoral thesis a few years later.

“Our staff and faculty are committed to helping our students succeed in the classroom and in their chosen professions,” said Wendy Vasquez-Robinson, campus president.

Argosy University/Inland Empire is one of 18 Argosy University ( locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1-800-621-7440), (

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