Can you use scholarship money for anything you want?

I got into a few schools recently, and I qualify for a full tuition scholarship from the state. One school offered me a $6,000 scholarship. If I get the full tuition one, can I use the $6,000 for rent or living expenses?

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It depends on how they distribute it. Most scholarships, bursaries, grants, and so on are paid directly to the school where I live, and if you have any outstanding balances, you will be unable to have the funds deposited into your bank account.

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most scholarships are designated for tuition and fees, covering your college expenses directly. If the scholarship provider sends the funds directly to your college, it’s typically intended for tuition.


Scholarship funds have rules on their use. Some cover tuition, fees, books, and living costs. Others only pay for tuition or specific educational expenses. Always check each scholarship’s terms to know how you can spend the money.

Your school may send a reimbursement check for any unused funds if there are any leftover. You are unable to convert it into personal funds if they do. Scholarships are given to cover particular educational costs; therefore, unless the scholarship requirements specifically permit it, you cannot use any remaining cash for other purposes, such as clothes or vacations.