Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Class tomorrow

Some of the emails I submitted today, were returned. The message was that tomorrow will be an independent study day--you may work at home.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Schedule Appointments Now.

Please, please do not wait until the last minute to make an appointment to have your portfolio reviewed. If you have everything complete, please come in as soon as possible.

Please remember, that I'm here to help you, BUT my appointment calendar is pretty tight.

Exam Two Tomorrow

Please come prepared for EXAM TWO tomorrow. It will cover guest speakers from the Coast Guard, Riv.CO IDA, Peace Corps, the Cal Grants, and blog posts.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Report Scams

Please send information about any possible scam or suspicious advertisement to with the name of the company in the subject line. You may also fax FINAID at 1-412-422-6189.

My class will meet in the Career/Transfer Center today.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Scholarship Search Scams

The Federal Trade Commission's consumer alert on Scholarship Search Scams suggest looking for these six signs:

1. "This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."

2. "You can't get this information anywhere else."

3. "May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship for you>?"

4. "We'll do all the work."

5. "The scholarship will cost some money."

6. "You've been selectd by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship; (for just a small
handling fee we can send you a check)" or "You're the finalist in a scholarship contest, (the
handling fee will be...)" and you never entered that scholarship.

Please be super careful.