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Financial Aid Department

Scholarship Center

Scholarship Scams

Unfortunately, in your search for scholarships you need to look out for certain signs of scholarship scams. The Federal Trade Commission cautions students to look for the following tell-tale lines.

Scam Warning Signs

  • The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back
  • You can't get this information anywhere else
  • I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship
  • We'll do all the work
  • The scholarship will cost some money
  • "You've been selected" by a national foundation to receive a scholarship or "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered.

Helpful Links

For more information about scholarship scams, visit the following internet sites: