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Consumer Alerts! Be aware of scams and how to file a complaint.

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam
The IRS reports that an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not.Note that the IRS will never:

  1. Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill;
  2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe;
  3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card;
  4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or
  5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

‪Please note that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. ‪If you get an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS, please report it by sending it to phishing@irs.gov. ‪If you find a suspicious website that claims to be the IRS, please send the site’s URL by email to phishing@irs.gov, using the subject line: suspicious website.

For more information on phishing scams, please see Suspicious e-Mails and Identity Theft.

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Student Loan Debt Relief Scam 

Avoid scams while searching for scholarships, filling out the FAFSA, repaying your student loans or giving personal information to schools and lenders.  Concerned you’re the victim of a scam? File a complaint.

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FAFSA Changes 

On September 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process that will impact millions of students. Starting next year, students will be able to submit a FAFSA earlier and use earlier income information. Click here for more information.

FAFSA Changes 2017-2018

Watch: How Prior-Prior Year Helps Students is a helpful and quick video to learn more about how you will benefit from the new move to using prior-prior year income data. 

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Calendar

September 21 

Fiscal Fit Wednesday 

Topic: Refunds, Financial Aid 101 & SAP

7 pm-8pm

Seahawk Crossing Building 3

Programming Space 

September 23

OSFA Office Closed 3:30 - 5 p.m. Staff Development 

Office Re-opens Monday 9/26 @ 8:30 a.m. 

September 27

Bill Due Date 

October 1 

2017-2018 FAFSA Available

October 6-7 

Fall Break

October 29 

FAFSA Day 

Please visit the University's Academic Calendar for campus-wide holidays,closings and events.