Today, I received a letter from my University's financial aid office. It starts off saying, "You have been awarded [scholarship name] for the 2010-2011 academic year. This scholarship is awarded to students at [University] who have displayed meritorious achievement and are members of Delta Delta Delta."
I never joined Delta Delta Delta.
The other weird thing is, I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to manually accept awards/loans--but this one was accepted automatically. Though it does explain why, a little while ago, I owed my school negative money.
I know that it's free money, and I probably shouldn't complain--except, since I never joined Delta Delta Delta, it's entirely possible that it's some sort of mistake. If so, when someone realizes it, I'm going to have to give it back anyway, right?
What should I do? Should I just smile and nod and accept the money, or should I try to give it back? Does anyone else have weird scholarship/financial aid stories?
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