9000 dollars for WHOLE YEAR of school is not really alot. You do realized that you have to pay each semester separate and the price of books vary by hundreds of dollars. Also take in consideration where you are living and the price of food, if you are at home, you luck out...No do they do not want receipts to prove how you use your money, they know that the amount their giving you would be minimal for a student having to pay for room and board and quite frankly, not even enough to live on. I would like to offer a compromise to you, pay for ALL your first semester expenses, books, classes, clinicals, etc...leave your self a moderate amount of what you would spend a week at school..coffees, soda, etc. and then buy the computer you want. If second semester comes and you have enough money to do the same...pay all your expenses and still have money left over...go ahead and "pimp your ride"....that way you won't be shorting yourself for the second semester...remember...the price of college is only going up and quite fast at that, so you really do not know for sure what your second semester is going to cost you....good luck to you..I hope you're in finance classes,,,,ha, ha.