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Should parents contribute to paying for college?

Hey everyone, so I was wondering, what are your thoughts on parents helping to pay for college? Is it expected or should students try to cover the costs themselves? I'm just curious about what other people's opinions are on this topic.

7 months ago

As a current college student, I can tell you that there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It really depends on each family's financial situation, values, and expectations. Some parents might be able and willing to contribute financially, while others might encourage their children to take on the responsibility of paying for their own education.

It's important to have an open conversation with your parents to discuss the cost of college and what each party feels comfortable contributing. Factors like tuition fees, living expenses, and transportation should be considered. There's no right or wrong answer, and remember that there are many resources available to help reduce the cost of college, such as scholarships, financial aid, and work-study opportunities.

Ultimately, it's up to you and your family to decide what works best for your situation. Keep an open mind and explore all options when it comes to paying for college.

7 months ago

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