Ferris State police warn of financial aid scam
MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Ferris State University police are warning the public after a possible financial aid scam.
According to a Facebook post on the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety's page, they were notified by Ferris State University Financial Aid that students have been receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be a university official.
Investigators said the caller advises the student has an outstanding debt with the university and if they fail to make a payment over the phone, classes will be dropped.
Police are reminding students that this is a scam and FSU does not accept payment by phone.
Payments must be made in-person or online through the secure eBilling portal.
Any student who believes they have been targeted or has provided financial information over the phone is advised to call the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety at (231) 591-5000.