Scholarship Scams

Every year students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose more than $100 million annually. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like “National,” “Federal,” “Foundation,” or “Administration.”

In general, be wary of scholarships with an application fee, scholarship matching services that guarantee success, telephone offers of scholarships which “require” personal information (such as bank account number and social security number) to process, advance-fee loan scams, and sales pitches disguised as financial aid “seminars.”

Check out what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about scholarship scams.


Important Dates

Summer 2019

  • May 16 - Students may begin charging in bookstore
  • May 17 - Final registration/schedule adjustment day
  • May 20 - Classes begin - 10-week and 1st mini session
  • May 27 - Holiday - college closed
  • May 31 - Last day to charge books
  • June 21 - Financial aid checks mailed (all 1st mini and 1st half of full session loans incl.)
  • June 24 - Students may begin charging in bookstore (2nd mini session)
  • June 26 - Classes begin - 2nd mini session
  • June 28 - Last day to charge books for 2nd mini session
  • July 4 - Holiday - college closed
  • July 12 - Financial aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement - summer only full session loans
  • July 19 - Financial aid checks mailed - 2nd mini session (all loans funds included)

CFCC Scholarship Application Period is currently closed – will re-open October 1, 2019!

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