‘Ghost students’ try scamming colleges, violence erupts over Pride month

“There's no need to show your SAT scores or anything else. And you don't even have to give your social security number to apply. So it's a very low bar. … If you want to apply for financial aid, then you have to show a social security number. And that's where the fraud comes in,” says higher education reporter Nanette Asimov about people trying to steal federal Pell Grants. Photo by Shutterstock.

In California, an estimated 1 in 5 community college applications are scams, amounting to hundreds of thousands of "ghost students” who are trying to steal financial aid.

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