Cal Grant Scam Alert

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE RECENT NEWS STORY ABOUT A SAN JOSE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AND A CAL GRANT SCAM:


A Cal Grant is free money

The California Student Aid Commission or its staff does not ask for money or credit card information in order to receive your Cal Grant - A Cal Grant is free money.

  1. Never pay to receive your Cal Grant award.
  2. Never send money to a "third party" claiming to require a pre-paid debit card.
  3. Never give your credit card or bank account number to anyone who claims to need it to process your Cal Grant award.

Your Cal Grant financial aid award is always free. You may visit webgrants4students.org for more information regarding your Cal Grant.
If you believe you've been a target or a victim of financial aid fraud, please contact our office immediately at 888.224.7268.
You may need to file a police report with your police department and notify the California Attorney General's office.


California Attorney General's Office
http://ag.ca.gov/
(800) 952-5225

Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov


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