Applying to college is hard and stressful enough without having to also be on the look out for scams and bogus information. Here are a few common scams to watch for.
1. College Application Fee Scam
This is one of the most popular college application scam students experience. In here, the students are asked to pay a processing fee on their college application. The truth is it’s rare for colleges and universities to request for any processing fee over the phone since all fees are already declared on their application form. Furthermore, students are either required to visit the school for payments or send the money directly to the school admission council.
2. Financial Aid Scam
Both online and offline, there’s no shortage of scams related to financial aid. These scams entice students with their lucrative offer with several financial benefits that will solve all their school-related financial worries. However, there’s a catch- students must first pay some fees before you get the aid. Stay away from this offer at all time
3. College Scholarship Scam
Just like what mentioned above, offers of lucrative or free college scholarships that are too good to be true are most likely scams. One of their modus operandi is to call up students and say that they won scholarship from some organization. If you’ve never heard or applied in that organization, don’t deal with them because they’re most likely a scam.
4. College Application Redemption Fee Scam
A college application redemption fee is another phone scam that students should be aware of. These scammers sometimes quote legit information to convince you and then ask for a processing fee when you decide to avail of it. Keep in mind that schools usually release their usual application fees outright for the student’s benefit.the original article from Education Facts, written by Christian