If you are receiving financial aid to help pay for college, you probably wonder how you use that aid to pay for the books you’ll need for classes. After all, no one put financial aid money in your hands, did they?
Well, here’s how it usually works (but not always, more on that in a moment). Most student aid packages are set up to give you enough money to pay for tuition and fees and your books. However, when the aid is actually delivered, the school gets paid directly for tuition, housing, and any other standard fees. After those things are