State Division of Consumer Protection Gives Tips to College Students

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The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is sharing tips for college students to keep in mind before classes begin.

The agency says they need to be aware of fake grants, scholarships, and loans and that the only paperwork required to file for financial aid is the free FAFSA form that's online. Students should also keep an eye out for phony websites that claim to offer large discounts on textbooks, since those books often don't get delivered which means the student loses their money. It's also strongly recommended that students keep their personal information private so it doesn't end up in the wrong hands.

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