Beware of Financial Aid Scams

As parents and students are applying to go to college, you’re sure to be talking about how you will pay for college costs. One way in which you can gain access to funds is by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is the starting point for accessing scholarships, loans, grants and work study.

Unfortunately, there are people and companies out there who take advantage of the fact that families need to access to this money.

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WECT talked with April Query about potential financial aid scams that families may encounter.

Additionally, the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has created the Don’t Get Hooked guide in English and in Spanish to help families recognize potential scams that they may encounter during this season.