My dh and I have an 18 yo ds that will be graduating from high school this coming June. We told him that if he went to the local community college that we would pay for his tuition so that he could get an associates degree. We have also told him that he can live here and have use of our truck (it is 16 years old) to get back and forth from school and work. We did stipulate that he did have work, he had to be attending college full time, contribute to the household expenses, gas for the truck.
I have been told by friends that we should not pay for college at all and we should not help out because we did it on our own without our parents help. If you were in our position would you help your kids by doing what we want to do for our son????
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Feb. 27, 2009
If the parents can afford to pay and are willing to pay..Go right a head.. But me personally. I do not believe in free rides. They want to have a college Education let them pay for it. They will apreciate it more if they earned it them self. And any ways once a child turn 18 they are legally grow. Even if you pay for it.They do not have to do what you tell them to. So they could waste a lot of your money.
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