W.Va. Official Warns Students of College Aid Scams

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminded students and parents via a statement to be careful about sharing personal information when applying for student aid and scholarship opportunities.

Since many high school seniors and college students rely on some form of financial aid to assist with the cost of tuition and other college-related financial obligations, they are potential targets for those looking to take advantage of them, Morrisey’s statement said.

“It’s not surprising that so many students seek financial assistance in order to accrue as little student debt as possible,” Morrisey said in his statement. “Parents and students need to be mindful of who is receiving personal information and should always be on the lookout for red flags.”

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