Michael’s Story from the Path I learned the hard way not to have all my campus mail sent home. The college sent a letter to me at my parents’ address with a warning that I needed to complete some paperwork by a certain deadline. Well, my mom held on to the letter thinking that she could just give it to me at Thanksgiving. I missed the deadline, and they blocked my registration. Not only did this cause me to miss out on all the good classes, but I couldn’t register by the deadline, so then I had a $50 late fee! It was a mess. After that, I had all my mail sent to my address at campus, even the bills. My parents pay my tuition, but now I have them deposit the money into my checking account, and I write the check for the tuition and turn it in on time. Not only can I make sure that I don’t miss a deadline, but I now have a better appreciation for how much it costs them to send me to school. Even though I knew how much it cost before, there is nothing like writing that expensive check to make you really get it. I think it has made me take my education more seriously.