<p>The grants/scholarships basically only cover tuition, room, and board (approx. 22k). The rest (books, personal expenses, transportation) is work study and loans (approx. 8k.).
- I know that the scholarships/grants go into the MANDATORY fees that is required to attend UCSC, and maybe even a bit from the loaned money.</p>
<p>So after that point, book fees (and personal expenses, transportation, maybe even a bit of housing) is what I pay with loans.
- Can I use the money I loaned to pay for my textbooks? If I can, does it have to be through Bay Tree Bookstore or can I receive the money and buy textbooks via online stores like Amazon?
- If I use my own money to pay for the textbooks (therefore: saving money; returning left-over loan money if any), will I get in trouble by financial aid for being able to pay for book expenses on my own? I would have to pay back loaned money anyways so I'd rather purchase items CHEAPER from the summer job I have right now. My mom is just worried that the grants I've received will be taken away if I do that. >.<</p>
<p>Help please ; ;</p>