By Anonymous - 10/07/2009 04:08 - United States
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Actually, according to my FAFSA for federal financial aid, while I was an undergraduate my parent's income determined how much capital I would receive from the federal/state levels. I'm 23 and I graduated with my BFA in past spring. Up to that point, my family was expected to contribute to my life. What I'm trying to state: You are one or multiple of the following (A) An overachiever that is trying to snob her way in again with comments (B) Your family is too rich and wouldn't help you with shit. (C) You took easy classes. (D) Your tuition, room/boarding, and fees are uber cheap.
I don't mean to be rude, but if you're 23, you should be financially responsible for yourself. YDI.
Yeah, you are 23, get over it. If it happened on my birthday I might have been a bit upset, but I was always told that I would have to buy my own shit once I got to be 16, and it was NOT any better to know. You are 23, and after 18 you shouldn't a: ask for anything on your birthday and b: have to plead for money from your parents. Are you going to cling onto your parents your entire life? Get a job.
Just because you're an "adult" now, doesn't mean your parents can't help you. It's not like you're not their offspring anymore, you're just a not a child. I find it extremely harsh when parents completely kick a child out. From all of my scholarship money and job, I could support myself, but every now and then, my mom likes helping even if she doesn't have much to give just because I'm her kid and she loves me.
Your mum is kewl! And you should have learnt to be financially responsible years ago. FYL indeed if you are only just learning it now.