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 2017

  • January 3-- Students may begin charging in the bookstore
  • January 5 -- Classes Begin- Full Semester and 1st Mini Session
  • January 16 -- Closed Holiday
  • February 3 -- Last day to charge books
  • February 22 -- Financial Aid checks mailed (all first mini and first half of full session loans)
  • March 6 -- Students may begin charging books for 2nd mini session
  • March 6 -- Classes begin - 2nd mini session
  • March 17 -- Last day to charge books for the 2nd mini session
  • March 24 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Spring only Full Session Loans
  • April 7 -- Financial Aid checks mailed -- 2nd mini session
  • April 14 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Spring 2nd mini session only loans

The 2016-17 Scholarship Application and Award period will be from July 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017


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