Using the above technique got me out of the infinite red tape of student loans. They told me that I was commuting to school from my parent's place, and would hence have to turn in their tax info (which would decrease my funding dramatically), when I quite obviously wasn't commuting (sorry, but I just can't make a 10 hour round trip every day).
I think the lady I ended up talking to eventually made the issue "disappear" once she got annoyed enough with me. She then helped me out again the next year when the exact same thing happened. I don't know if it was for brownie points with her boss or because she knew I would be an annoyance until the problem "disappeared", but it got fixed.