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Pause on federal student loan payments extended

Ari Lazarus
As you may have heard, the U.S. Department of Education announced another extension of the flexibilities offered to federal student loan borrowers. Understanding these options can help you make more
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It’s time to file your 2022-23 FAFSA form

Carly Johnson
If you’re a high schooler applying to college, a college student, or their parent, it’s time to fill out the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Unfortunately, scammers
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How Student Loans Work and How To Avoid Scams

Some companies promise to help reduce student loan debt for a fee. But there’s nothing they can do for you that you can’t do for yourself for free. And some companies that promise student loan debt
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College Degree Scams

If you want to improve your chances of being hired or promoted, earning a college degree might help. But not all degree programs are real. Though many online schools and distance learning programs are
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Choosing a College: Questions To Ask

Getting a college degree can give you more job options, and might help you make more money. But not every college is the same. Most will give you a valuable education that can help you achieve your
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New IRS imposter scam targets college students and staff

Ari Lazarus
If you’re a college student, faculty, or staff member, you’re going to want to pay attention to this one. IRS imposters are sending phishing emails to people with “.edu” email addresses, saying they
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University of Phoenix students get payments

Bridget Small
The FTC is sending a total of almost $50 million to nearly 147,500 students of the University of Phoenix. The money comes from the University’s 2019 settlement with the FTC, when the FTC charged the
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Wrapping up 2020 with more car wrap scams

Ari Lazarus
We just heard from more companies that scammers are using their names to trick people into a car wrap scam. This time, scammers are saying they’re Marlboro or Purell (but they’re not really). The gist
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FTC settlement against University of Phoenix

Colleen Tressler
Most people go to college to earn a degree and get a good job. In a competitive job market, it helps to have connections. So when a college or university claims it has relationships with well-known