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Scholarship Scams

Don't Get Conned Paying for College: Five Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams to Watch Out for this College Application Season

Abigail Seldin | Posted 09.23.2016 | College
Abigail Seldin

What's scarier than a pile of blank college applications? How about being conned out of your college savings by the very people promising to help you pay for school. Thousands of students and parents are targeted by those seeking to capitalize on the public anxiety around tuition costs.

4 Common Scams Aimed At Students

us news | SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. As a newly independent young adult attending and...

College Scholarship Scams: 5 Questions You Should Ask

Scott Weingold | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

You don't have to search very far to get tips and strategies for getting college scholarship money these days. But how often do you hear about the seedy underworld of scholarships?

Scam Tips and Advice for College Students and Parents

Helen Okobokekeimei | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Helen Okobokekeimei

Prospective college students and their parents should be vigilant for how they can be bamboozled. They need to protect themselves from the various ways in which they could be tricked out of their money.

How to Recognize a College Financial Aid "Scam"

Scott Weingold | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

The financial aid process is no stranger to scams, frauds... even theft. Here are some insights into today's most prevalent FAFSA scams so you'll know what to avoid if you see them.

Paying for College 101 -- Financial Aid and More

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Even if you haven't heard back from your colleges, it's time to think about paying for college. If you're new to this discussion, you need to come up to speed in a hurry.

Unigo Expert Network: Most Common Scholarship Scams

Unigo | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home

The sad reality is that college scholarship scams are real. This week, our experts weigh in on the most common types of scholarship scams and the best ways for you to avoid them.