Education & Training

Want to improve your chances of getting hired or promoted? Earning a degree or certificate might be the answer, but not all programs are reputable. Some dishonest companies may charge you for worthless degrees or phony scholarships.

High School

High School Diploma Scams

Thinking about getting your high school diploma? Here’s how to tell the difference between legitimate programs and diploma scams.

Colleges & Vocational Schools

Choosing a College: Questions to Ask

Getting the answers to some key questions can help you avoid pitfalls as you pick the college that's right for you.

Choosing a Vocational School

If you’re considering a vocational school, here's how to know if the school is reputable, will prepare you for a job, and is right for you.

College Degree Scams

Looking to get your college degree? Here’s how to tell the difference between legitimate schools and diploma mills peddling bogus degrees.

Paying for School

Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

Need money for college? Here's how to avoid “guaranteed” scholarships.

Student Loans

Paying for school can be a big undertaking. Understanding the difference between federal and private loans and your consolidation and repayment options can save you thousands of dollars.

Some companies promise to help reduce student loan debt, but there’s nothing they can do for you that you can’t do yourself for free. And some of the companies that promise student loan debt relief are scams. It’s illegal for companies to charge you before they help you.