M called the house before I got a chance to call him. He decided that his friend Z, whom he was going to lease an apartment with (and wanted us to co-sign on) was not as on the up and up as he had thought, and maybe he was avoiding life and not actually going to try to get through school. Hmm.... In any case, he has made arrangements to rent a room in student housing (someone else's child has fallen through the cracks? ) from another person/student without his friend Z. It is right across the street from school. Between his lack of employment, finally getting on track with his "ward of the court" status, and whatever other grants he was able to utilize, he will be fine. He won't be rich, but he will be fine. Maybe. Just maybe - he is getting his act together.