Beware of grant scams targeting students

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — College courses will be starting soon. A big part of a student’s scholastic journey is navigating school costs and financial aid.

It can be a stressful time, but beware. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean with a warning when it comes to applying for grants and scholarships.

“It can be overwhelming. It’s very tedious. I’ve narrowed down which scholarships fit best for me and that I think I’m a good applicant for,” says UNLV student, Kaeli Bauman.

FINANCIAL AID

She’s working on a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Design. Like so many college students, she says financial assistance is the only way she can afford school.

“Without grants, scholarships, financial aid, it probably wouldn’t be possible,” says Kaeli.

But she worked hard to find the help she needed.

“Narrowing down what specific organizations and companies within the industry… and picking up the phone and actually having real conversations,” says Kaeli.

“Unfortunately, financial aid scams, student loan repayment scams, they are everywhere,” says Elaine Rubin, Director of Corporate Communications at Edvisors.

Edvisors is a free online resource for finding information about how to pay for college. Elaine says, just like Kaeli, do your research because plenty of unscrupulous resources are trying to get their hands on your personal information.

“Bank account information, credit card information, or even common credentials. Things like your FSA ID which you might have used to complete your…

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