So, in the old days, when I got my student loans. I never saw the check. I got paperwork from the school, brought it to the bank and they then communicated with the college and paid them directly, I didnt get the check to deposit anywhere then pay the school myself. Now, as my daughter is going to school, she got a student loan, I would have footed the bill but she wants to go her own way, anyway, she, gets the check, in her name. Her classes were paid for or that is the fees were by and large waived because she got financial aid ..and, she also got a Pell grant for 1200. Wtf?