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Author(s):College Board
Title:Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
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Organization:College Board
Short Description:This website offers several warning signs of a scholarship scam.
Annotation:Since students and parents are so eager to find scholarships, it's no wonder that they become easy targets for financial aid con artists. While many websites claim millions of dollars exist in private scholarships, the fact is, nearly all available financial aid comes from the federal government or from individual colleges.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College and Career Planning (for Parents)
College and Career Planning (for Students)
High School
Parent/Family Involvement and Community Engagement
Preparation/College Readiness
Senior Year of High School

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