Watch Out For Scams!

Scholarship Scams

Students and parents should be careful when searching for scholarships on the Internet. Please note that you should never have to pay to search for or receive scholarships.

The following are some common fraud warning signs and ways to report them to authorities.

Warning Signs

  • Must pay application, registration or other upfront fees to receive scholarship information
  • Redemption fee for scholarship that you allegedly “won”
  • Have to pay a fee or invest in insurance, annuity or other in order to receive low-interest student loans or grants
  • Asking for confidential personal information, such as your credit card number, checking account, calling card number or social security number
  • Unsolicited offers
  • Guaranteed scholarships
  • Scholarship seminars as poorly concealed sales pitches
  • Incomplete contact information (missing phone numbers or P.O. box)

 

¡Cuidado con las estafas!

Estafas de becas

Los estudiantes y padres deben tener cuidado al buscar becas en Internet. Tenga en cuenta que nunca debería tener que pagar para buscar o recibir becas.

Las siguientes son algunas señales de advertencia de fraude comunes y formas de denunciarlas a las autoridades.

Señales de advertencia

  • Debe pagar la solicitud, el registro u otras tarifas por adelantado para recibir información sobre la beca.
  • Tarifa de canje por una beca que supuestamente “ganó”
  • Tener que pagar una tarifa o invertir en seguros, anualidades u otros para recibir préstamos o becas estudiantiles a bajo interés.
  • Solicitar información personal confidencial, como su número de tarjeta de crédito, cuenta corriente, número de tarjeta telefónica o número de seguro social.
  • Ofertas no solicitadas
  • Becas garantizadas
  • Los seminarios sobre becas como argumentos de venta mal disimulados
  • Información de contacto incompleta (faltan números de teléfono o apartado postal)

 

Scholarship Listing For All Colleges

Scholarships 

https://www.scholarships.com/

Fast Web

https://www.fastweb.com 

Nitro Colleges

https://www.nitrocollege.com/scholarships/minorities

Best Colleges 

https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (FAFSA Required)

https://www.hsf.net/

Scholarship Experts -Unigo

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

College Board

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships

Tuition Funding Sources

https://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/

College Xpress

https://www.collegexpress.com/ 

Sallie Mae

https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/ 

Chegg

https://www.chegg.com/scholarships

Career One Stop

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx

Lulac National Scholarship Fund

https://www.lnesc.org/lnsf

La Unidad Latina Foundation

https://www.lulf.org/apply/#apply

Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc./Mexican Fiesta

http://www.mexicanfiesta.org/scholarship/

Latinos United for College Education Scholarships

http://www.luces-wisconsin.org/Scholarships.html

Student Excellence Scholarship – Herb Kohl Educational Foundation

http://www.kohleducation.org/studentexcellence/

Gloria Mattera National Migrant Scholarship Fund 

http://migrant.net/scholarships/

Scholarship American Dream Award

https://scholarshipamerica.org/dreamaward/

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

http://www.hpgm.org/scholarships

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (out of state – must be 2nd year undergrad)

https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships

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