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 2019

  • Jan 3 - Students may begin charging in the bookstore
  • Jan 3 - Classes begin - Full semester and 1st mini session
  • Jan 9 - Final schedule adjustment
  • Jan 14 - Last day for 75% refund
  • Jan 21 - Holiday - College closed
  • Feb 1 - Last day to charge books
  • Feb 22 - Financial aid checks mailed
  • Mar 1 - Scholarship application cycle opens
  • Mar 11 - Students may begin charging books for the 2nd mini session
  • Mar 16 - Last day for 75% refund - 2nd mini session
  • Mar 25 - Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Spring only Full Session loans
  • 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
  • Apr 30 - Scholarship application cycle closes

The 2019 Scholarship Application Period will be open from March 1 – April 30, 2019

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