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

Fall 2016

  • August 12-- Students may begin charging in the bookstore
  • August 19 -- Classes Begin- Full Semester and 1st Mini Session
  • September 2 -- Last day to charge books
  • September 5 -- Closed Holiday
  • September 28 -- Financial Aid checks mailed (all first mini and first half of full session loans)
  • October 17-- Students may begin charging books for 2nd mini session
  • October 18 -- Classes begin - 2nd mini session
  • October 21 -- Last day to charge books for the 2nd mini session
  • October 21 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Fall only Full Session Loans
  • November 11 -- Financial Aid checks mailed -- 2nd mini session
  • November 18 -- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Fall 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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