By lessimportantthanatable - 15/11/2017 12:00 - United States - Northfield
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I’m baffled by the fact you think you’re parents should be paying for your schooling. Maybe YOU should’ve worked your ass off to earn that $12,000. YDI
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.
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!
You're not entitled to your parents' money just because they're your parents, if anything you owe THEM. Plus, 12k is probably only for one year.
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)
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.