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Do Not Pay For Financial Aid Advice
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has been alerted to companies claiming to offer financial aid services for a fee. Students and families should be wary of paying a fee for services they can receive for free through a number of other resources. Furthermore, it is difficult to distinguish between legitimate companies and scams.
Free advice is available from:
- A high school or TRIO counselor
- A college financial aid administrator. Stop by our office, or contact us, with any questions you have.
- Federal Student Aid on the Web
- NASFAA's Students and Parent Resource page
Beware of Scholarship Scams
If you have to pay to apply for a scholarship, it is generally a scam. If in question, please check with the Better Business Bureau or the Financial Aid Office regarding the validity of a scholarship "company."