Student loan scams are unfortunately common. Any sort of scam is distasteful, but it’s especially frustrating to see one that targets either young people just getting started in the world, or adults who have decided to go back to school and better themselves.
It can be difficult to get a short-term loan. It has become easier in recent years, with the ability to apply for loans online. However, be careful to be sure you’re working with a legitimate company that offers fair terms, and not a scammer.