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yes, you can use student loans to pay for these living expenses - smart board in school
You often hear stories of students squandering student loans when they buy on impulse, such as traveling, cars, smartphones, TVs, sound, or drinking and eating in fancy restaurants.
These warning stories can attract people's attention.
If they also ask students to think carefully about how much money they borrowed while studying for a degree-
How long will it take them to pay the money back? -
So much better.
Remember that no "student loan Police" will pay close attention to how you spend every dollar.
It is true that when news comes, the government does investigate and prosecute cases of complete fraud.
A couple in Denver were jailed for allegedly using 27 different identities to take hundreds of billions of dollars out of their student loans for personal expenses.
But when you waste your student loans
You are the necessities.
One day, you will repay the money you borrowed with interest.
The university board estimated that 61% of graduates borrowed money to obtain a degree, with an average of $28,100 on graduation.
But the reality is that a college degree is an investment in your future and you shouldn't feel guilty about using a student loan to pay for basic living expenses.
When you are at school, you need a food on the roof and on the table.
Governments and private lenders know that paying for your basic living expenses can allow you to spend more time studying and increase your chances of staying at school and getting a degree.
You need that degree.
In the recent economic recovery, the United StatesS. created 11. 6 million jobs.
Workers with a bachelor's degree or higher claim three out of four of them.
Student loans can cover these costs, so what is the legal cost of living?
Let's take a look at the latest version of the student funding manual for federal university funding managers.
The manual explains how the school should calculate your attendance costs.
When you issue a government student loan, you agree that you will only use the money you borrowed to cover the cost of school attendance.
Private lenders often have similar requirements.
The allowable fees listed in the manual include "accommodation", which means you can use student loans for housing and food.
The allowable cost of accommodation will depend on whether you live at home with your parents, on campus, or off campus
Apartment or house on campus.
If you live outside of school, your school will estimate the "reasonable cost" of accommodation ".
The government did not tell you how beautiful your apartment is and did not tell you not to eat in expensive restaurants.
But keep in mind that if you spend more money on housing and food than it is budgeted for in the school's official attendance fees, you may lack the funds you need to pay for other permitted fees ---
Like books, supplies, transportation, personal chores.
The personal computer you will use for learning may be a permitted cost.
Your financial aid administrator may increase your attendance costs, including other costs, such as childcare costs, or the cost of running and maintaining your car to and from school.
For students with disabilities, attendance fees may include fees for special services such as personal assistance, transportation, equipment and supplies.
The trick is not to be carried away when defining what is a necessity.
Rent, utilities and groceries?
You can't do it without these.
Watching movies, drinking in bars, traveling on spring break?
These may not be the fees you want to pay with a bursary or student loan, even if you are able to get away with a violation of the rules.