I HATE talking about money with my students, to the point where I need to think hard about why I resist the topic so much. Sometimes, when a student's program is running out however, I have no choice. As I explained the options to a student yesterday, she expressed concerns about being able to afford it, and I started getting the familiar slimy feeling I get when trying to decide whether I should keep pushing options, or just let it go. I decided for the latter when I realized I would rather lose a student than jeopardize my integrity. Thinking back, I know I made the right decision, and I'm glad I didn't let my own financial worries push me into putting my own agenda before hers.