Gateway Students: Beware of Scammers

Recently the Financial Aid Office has been notified that students have received calls claiming that the student has been selected to receive a grant from the “US Federal Grant Department.” After explaining how the student was selected, the caller will usually ask for a way to deposit the funds into the student’s account. If information is received, the scammers then deplete funds from the account.

Students, please be cautious of any calls that you receive claiming to be from the federal government. The federal government will NOT contact you. Also, take note of calls claiming to be from a certain department of the federal government. There is no “US Federal Grant Department” so please do not share your information with these callers.