You may find the following information helpful if you feel you have been the victim of financial aid fraud or identity theft.
Report Financial Aid Fraud
A company charging for financial aid advice is not committing fraud unless it doesn’t deliver what it promises. For more information about financial aid fraud or to report fraud, call the Federal Trade Commission toll free to 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or go to www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams.
Report Identity Theft
If you suspect that your student information has been stolen, it is important to act quickly. These offices will help you determine what steps to take depending on your situation.
U. S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General Hotline
Complain online www.ed.gov/miused
Federal Trade Commission
Complain online www.ftc.gov/idtheft