i can see that. i would talk to financial aid though. most will include cost of a computer. and if you're like me and coming from a city and don't have a car, i don't have money to buy a car right now, and unless payments are covered under transportation/expenses to and from school, i really don't know what i'm going to do.
this isn't like a designer suit where if i need a suit for interviews i could scrimp on food for a few weeks. car payments and insurance are expensive. and if its neccesary to attend the school, i think it should be included in the amount you can borrow.