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Dec 21, 2000
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Hi, I know that schools say you can't use your stafford loans to pay for cars or for credit card debt, but do they actually check this? Do you have to provide receipts for your expenses to show that they are all education related? Just wondering.


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Apr 21, 2002
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You can borrow up to the standard student budget, without them asking what you spend it on. If you can live really cheaply, then yes. Student budgets are not very big, however, and in order to get an increase, you will have to show that your allowable expenses (rent, food, car insurance, gas & maintaince, 2 round-trip flights home, books, etc.) are higher. So if you were planning to ask for an increase and tell them it is for allowable expenses, you will have to show receipts.
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