I'm trying not to freak out or explode with rage, since that never helps anything and I don't want to do that. Just roll with the punches and move on. God damn though, it's so annoying when bureaucrats lie to you. I ASKED this question. I went down there in person and had this conversation. Motherfucker.
It's not the money so much as the surprise. I have the cash, and since it's in my trust fund it's really just play money right now, not real to me in any significant way. Heck if I dropped and went to work it might be a good thing. I don't know how I'll feel out in the real world, although I'll meet fewer friends (not that I've done great in the classroom either.)
I know this is not a huge deal, and I will deal with it. It's just frustrating as hell and I can't fully resolve it tonight, so I have to go sleep unsure and unhappy.
Not the best way to catch some Zzzs.