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By lessimportantthanatable - / Wednesday 15 November 2017 12:00 / United States - Northfield
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By  jediloader  |  12

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By  jediloader  |  12

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  OrchidKitten  |  15

Actually, it could depend on someone's age and where they live. Where I live, parents are legally responsible for the child until they're 21-25(not completely sure which, but it's in the 20s). As such, if they live in one of those areas, it's up to the parent to pay for the child's college. Not the child if they're within the age range.

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  chyiochan  |  26

While I do agree, Parents do need to help educate their children on the costs of getting a higher education. I also believe its my responsibility as a parent to help them make that step by providing some financial support in the beginning. I made my child, I need to make them prepared. But by OP'd standards, it seems as though they're fully/partially paying for his/her schooling, just not for the one they wanted to go to. Whats OP's Major? I mean, there's a big difference between Musics/Graphic Design and Programming/Doctorates. This is most definitely something that OP should have begun to work towards earlier in life. I started working at 16; My husband started at the same time and worked full time with full time school too. You do what you can!

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  Violetear  |  18

No, parents don’t own their kids anything. But I can’t imagine what kind of a parent would choose a new counter top instead of helping their kids with their education.

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  stormy0307  |  13

The university of Utah charged me around $3000-4000/semester. Most of the intermountain west (Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico) schools are around that price range. I got my entire civil engineering bachelors degree for $32k.

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  AzrielB  |  6

My college, before scholarships, is 45k per year. Unless it's Trump University, employers stop caring about your Alma Mater after your first real job. A fancier school is temporary, don't take it for granite.

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  chyiochan  |  26

The thing is, OP states he's still going to a college/uni, but not the one OP wanted to go to. So they are paying for a higher education. Most likely still costs a whole lot, but OP doesn't get what he picked. What if OPs parents knew what they picked it didn't need the higher costing school for OP to obtain the education. There's some schools that cost more just because it's a University (rather than a college)

By  RichardPencil  |  22

Maybe your parents think their going to get a better return-on-investment from the countertop than on furthering your education. They’ve known you for 18+ years, so they have done their due diligence on you.

By  KittyMack  |  6

No the parents are not obligated to pay for school for their kid, but if they have the money to spare, it is pretty common to at least give it to the kid as an interest free loan. And nothing says "money to spare" like wasting thousands of dollars on a luxury that isn't even fun or productive. I mean if the parents spent the money on their own dreams (hobbies or careers), that's more important than OPs dreams. A counter should not be more important to them than their kid's dreams.

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  jediloader  |  12

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  stormy0307  |  13

Go to a university in the intermountain west. They only charge around $3000-4000/semester. The community colleges are around $1500/semester. I got my civil engineer bachelors for about $32k at the university of Utah.

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  Cali  |  47

East coast public schools are pretty good too! In-state tuition for SUNY / CUNY 4-year schools is around $7,000 per year. Community colleges are even less!

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