FINANCIAL AID ALERT
Dart Humeston, Director of Financial Aid.
Barry University’s Office of Financial Aid warns students not to fall for a financial aid scam that is circulating.
We’ve become aware of an organization called Student Financial Resource Center from California sending letters to students and parents stating they have programs that could make them eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships. The center is asking $59 to process an application.
At this time it appears that this is a scam.
Remember the number one rule in searching for scholarships is “Don’t pay money to get Scholarships”.
There are plenty of free scholarship databases available, such as Fastweb.com or Scholarships.com. More free scholarship databases and help with applying for scholarships can be found at www.finaid.org/scholarships. More information about scholarship scams can be found at this website: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml/
Another reminder that if you ever suspect you have been a victim of identity thief you can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft2012/
If you ever have any doubt about a program or organization, please contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org