So, I started grad school last week and I’m already extremely far behind in my studies. This, of course, is no fault of my own. It’s the financial aid office’s fault for sending out checks two weeks AFTER school starts. What the? Seriously, how am I supposed to buy books, some of which are $110 or more, when I’m dependent on financial aid AND IT HASN’T COME YET?! Luckily, a few of my teachers understand that we’re poor college students and have put the books on reserve in the library. Others, not so much. Hopefully my check will come in the next few days, but right now I’m seriously considering just writing a check and hoping it doesn’t clear before my financial aid arrives.