Summer Film Series: Avoiding student loan debt

By Megan Gordon
Intern, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC
August 2, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.

Today’s Summer Film Series feature is about something many recent graduates might be trying to put out of their minds this summer: student loans.

As a recent graduate myself, I know firsthand the anxiety that comes with taking out student loans. Some scammers take advantage of this fear. Watch this video to see how scammers try to con you out of money.

The bottom line: many of these scammers will try to charge you for things that the Department of Education and its loan servicers will do for free.

Follow the tips in the video and infographic to avoid these costly scams. And consider reading up on student loanswhile relaxing by the pool this summer. Learning about a scam makes it that much easier to avoid. So share this videoto help protect your friends and family, too.