(Closed) Did your parents help pay?

posted 6 years ago in College
  • poll: Did your parents help pay for college?
    Yes, all of it! : (60 votes)
    28 %
    Some of it : (79 votes)
    37 %
    None of it : (75 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    They helped, but they didn’t put a big chunk down for me or anything. They did help with my loans though. But I had a scholarship to the 4 year school, so that paid for a lot. I dropped out because it was insanely expensive and later went to community college to save money.

    To be honest, I am so glad I didn’t go to a $50,000 a year school to get an English degree. I’d rather work in a hospital, and the community college has the programs I want at a MUCH more reasonable tuition, and I can manage without much help.

    Post # 4
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    They helped me pay for my two years of school. I did receive an entrance scholarship and a bursary though so that took a huge chunk off my tuition fees.

    Post # 5
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My parents did not help me pay for college. I took out loans for what my scholarships didn’t cover when I attended a private university. I’m still finishing up and fortunately, I chose to attend a state school, so my grants cover tuition now. Yay!

    Post # 6
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Tuition through bach, and we had to buy our own books.  Masters was is on us.  Student loans here I come! 

    Post # 7
    2309 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Yes they did, but where my education fees were also heavily subsidized. I paid for all my post graduate studies though.

    I’m sorry about your Fiance, hope you can come up with a solution soon.

    Post # 8
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope. When I went to college I was completely on my own. I got scholarships and students loans for the cost of tuition and books. I got a job and paid my own rent, car payment, car insurance, food, etc.

    Post # 9
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My parents paid for some of it.  They’re not very wealthy and weren’t able to save a lot, but they would help me with living expenses when they could and now they are paying off one of my loans for me.  That being said, I don’t think parents HAVE to pay for their kids’ education, so even if his mother does have the money, it’s her money and she can do with it what she wants.  And I also don’t think it’s blackmail to ask him to work for it–that’s the only way I ever got money in my house.  Is there anyway he could take a semester off to save then take classes in the summer and fall to finish up while working part-time?

    Post # 10
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I was fortunate enough to come from a finacially wise family and my parents were able to pay for my undergrad degree, same with my Darling Husband.

    My brother got two associates degrees paid for by my parents, but does nothing with his life.

    I’m currently getting my MBA, and paying for it on my own. (Half paid so far!)

    Post # 11
    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We offered 4 years to each of our kids, but if they extended their degrees beyond that (like the 5 year plan so many do), they were on their own. We made them take out loans each year, but at graduation, our gift was repayment of the loans. No debt. However, one slept through many of her classes and blew 2 years, so anything after that she paid for (and still is).

    How can you really expect his Mom to keep paying now? How old is he and how much can 2 classes cost at community college?

    Post # 13
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I paid for my BA myself through loans (unsubsidized because my parents made too much $ for me to qualify for subsidized) and working through HS and college, and I am currently paying for my PhD myself (part of tuition is covered through my school, yay). Though it’s a nice gesture, I don’t think parents should have to pay for their kids’ education. Mine never saved for my college, and we really never discussed who would be paying, though I wish we had talked about it earlier. If you have the determination, just bite the bullet and take out a government or other type of loan. I’ve even known friends who paid by credit card.

    Post # 15
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My parents saved for a portion of my undergraduate degree but I ended up not needing it thanks to scholarships. They transferred the funds to my brother who ended up graduating with some loans but nothing crazy (maybe 8k?)

    If his mom wants him to do oddjobs around the house for the money he needs to jump on that. Its a solution to his problem. Working for money is not blackmail.

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