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

Spring 2016

  • Jan 4-- Students may begin charging in the bookstore
  • Jan 7 -- Classes Begin- Full Semester and 1st Mini Session
  • Jan 18 -- Closed Holiday
  • Jan 29 -- Last day to charge books
  • Feb 22 -- Financial Aid Checks mailed
  • Mar 11 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Spring only Full Session Loans
  • Mar 11-- Students may begin charging books for 2nd mini session
  • Mar 14 -- Classes begin - 2nd mini session
  • Mar 18 -- Last day to charge books for the 2nd mini session
  • Apr 8 -- Financial Aid checks mailed - 2nd mini session
Apr 15 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Spring 2nd mini session only loans

The 2015-16 Scholarship Application will be available beginning July 13, 2015

 

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