The Financial Aid Self-Service Portal will be unavailable from approximately 8:00 – 9:00 PM PST on Thursday October 1, 2020 for system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any issues after this window, please contact our office at email@example.com.
Sophisticated email and phone scams are everywhere these days. To protect your information, we recommend taking some time to review these safety tips and resources.
1. Never share your password
2. Don’t click on suspicious links (hover over the link to reveal the actual URL)
3. Don’t open suspicious attachments
4. All emails you receive from OSU will come from an xxx.oregonstate.edu email address
5. Use Duo 2 Step Login
Overpayment scheme: An individual is sent a payment significantly higher than an owed amount and is instructed to deposit the money in their bank account and wire transfer the excess funds back to the bank of the individual or company that sent it.
Tips for avoiding this scheme:
OSU Information Services
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Internal Revenue Service
Federal Trade Commission
Department Of Education
Reporting Suspicious Activity In Your OSU Student Email
Forward any suspicious emails as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not open any attachments or click any links on a suspicious email. Contact the Information Service Desk at 541-737-8787 if you need additional assistance.
Reporting Loan Scams And Fraud
If you believe you have been the subject of suspicious activity regarding federal or private student loans, please report the information to the Department of Federal Student Aid (FSA) through the Federal Student Aid Feedback System. FSA works directly with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate and if needed, ban those individuals/companies from operation.