StatePoint MediaWith rising tuition, today’s students are particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Average college costs have doubled in the last two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams. “Scammers know to take advantage of those who are stressed,” says Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization. “Fortunately, there are some ways you can avoid getting duped.” To help you spot scams, Scholarship America offers the following insights. Fees and other red flags Scholarship programs charging a fee to apply
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