I have student loan money, and I'm trying not to spend too much of it, since I still have a nice chunk of money and it has to get me by for a while.
I did my taxes online the other night (did finally get it figured out) and I'm getting $1100 back from state and federal combined. I want to set some of that aside for August rent (I'm paid through July and my lease is up in August), get an iPod (student discount!) and a new digital camera (my old one is really on its last legs).
Well, I got up this morning, and happened to check the Best Buy ad...ALL their digital cameras are on sale, and so is the memory card I'd need for it.
So what do I do?
Take the money out of your college money, go for the deal, pay yourself back when you get your taxes.
Your taxes aren't a 100% thing, even though there's no reason they won't get accepted. Just wait for the next sale.