Er, thanks?

The university’s financial aid department sent me a rather official email yesterday informing me that they would be depositing funds into my account within two days. It made me wonder what it could be about because I received my loan disbursement last month and wasn’t expecting anymore cash from that end. I even went into a mild panic imagining that something had gone terribly wrong and they had dropped my classes and refunded me…  As usual, my imaginings were all wrong.

They deposited $1 into my account. Yes, that’s what the official notice was about. It seems so silly that they couldn’t deposit this one dollar when they sent the rest of my leftover loan funds.