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 2015

  • May 20 -- Students may begin charging in Bookstore
  • May 22 -- Classes begin - 10 week and 1st mini session
  • May 25 -- Holiday - College Closed
  • June 2 -- Last day to charge books
  • June 23 -- Financial Aid checks mailed (all first mini and first half of full session loans incl.)
  • June 25 -- Students may begin charging in the bookstore for 2nd mini session
  • June 29 -- Classes begin - 2nd mini session
  • July 4 Holiday -- College Closed
  • July 7 -- Last day to charge books for 2nd mini session
  • July 10 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement - Summer only Full Session loans
  • July 22 -- Financial Aid checks mailed - 2nd mini session (all loan funds incl.)

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