Skip to comments.Should Children Have To Pay For College, Even If Their Parent Can Afford It?
Posted on 12/18/2016 11:27:48 AM PST by CorporateStepsister
We sat down across the table from each other and I saw the two pieces of paper: my college bills created by my father. Dad slid the first one across the table, calmly stating this would be the amount Id owe if I went to College A. Then he slid the second paper across explaining and this is what Id need to pay for College B. The first bill said $80,000. The second said $0.
Sounds like a no-brainer but keep in mind I was a 17-year-old who fantasized about a very specific type of college experience. I immediately began to argue about the injustice of my parents refusing to pay for my college education in full, especially when everyone else (that being my fellow entitled expatriate children) got to go to college on the Bank of Mom and Dad.
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The child needs some skin in the game. As the Bible says (roughly), “where your money is, so your heart is also.” If the kids heart is not into college, best find out early by seeing him/her refuse to put up at least partial payment from their own account.
One of obama’s sons asked Rudy when he was mayor, “How am I supposed to pay for college?”
He said “Get a job”
Why does a person attend college and get a degree in the first place? To learn what they need to obtain a degree and secure a job so they can earn a living in the future. Who's going to be benefit financially if they earn the degree? That's who should pay for it. Was it that hard to figure out?
I paid most of mine and graduated with $7.49 to my name.
I’ve got two in college right now. We’re helping with loans as we can. That’s it. Skin in the game.
Depends on the situation and the child.
Even the parents in the story were willing to pay for a specific college
Yes. Next question.
That’s what I had to do.
To make up for “All the CRAP (they) learned in high skool”
You value things at precisely what they cost you, personally.
it depends on the kid. My kids were fortunate enough t have a wise grandmother put 10K in each of their accounts at birth. It grew to a significant amount and they were able to spend it as they saw fit on college. One wasted his, two are getting real degrees at real colleges.
In the 1980’s I attended my state’s flagship university and at that time tuition and fees were $400.00 for a 15 credit hour semester and rent $150.00 per month.
Today, my son attends the same school, The cost is $5,000.00 for a semester and rent is $1,200.00 per month.
As a student in the 1980’s I could work and finance my entire undergraduate degree.
Today, it would be impossible for a student to work his way through college.
Yes we could work our way through college, but these days state college cost at least $30,000 per year.
Once a someone is 18 they are no longer a child (no matter what liberals would have you think).
If parents want to gift them with college, great.
But it should NEVER have been a legal onus on the parents to provide it.
How can you keep parents from paying for college? Money is fungible, and you can give your money to whoever you want. Which makes it a pointless question.
The greatest misconception of all time. Not everyone is wired to be a doctor, lawyer or corporate executive... but would be excellent mechanics, plumbers, electricians or farmers.
It's almost abusive to convince a young adult into believing they aren't going to "measure up" in society without a college degree... when they don't want it or struggle with the academics.
I don’t care who pays for it as long as it isn’t me and my tax dollars.
“I was a 17-year-old who fantasized about a very specific type of college experience.”
Get a grip. I fantasized about lots of things when I was 17 but that doesn’t mean I was being realistic.
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