you can research AND write papers in one sitting.
as a student who understands how to procrastinate well... anyone can tell you that they've done it.
heck, research after your paper is done.
but if you have circumstances, you don't have the luxury of procrastination.
and its not the gov't's role to make you feel 'advantaged'. you should already feel very humbled by the fact that they are even helping you pay for school.
but i guess, this is all hypothetical.
it remains that refunds is money that is given to a student after a student's tuition is paid. if thats loans, idgaf. spend your money, and go cry to someone about sallie mae later.
im talking about grants.