I am a Florida resident on active duty in the Army.
But then they also resented doing the basics like food and clothing. Yet they spared no expense on the things they wanted for themselves. I struggled for many years to get a degree.
I make a good living and have a family of my own to care for. Reply Jay March 17, at 4: All she had to pay for was her phone and gas. Something must be wrong with her because she actually wanted to be on her own, and not live with her parents.
How did she not learn that the world owes her a living? What conservative nonsense did they teach her at that school? But I convinced her that being debt free should be a top priority. Then, once she was debt free, and had a little saved up, she started out right. Not every parent can pay for their kids college, nor should they necessarily be expected to.
Every child and every situation requires its own solution. But no matter your kids chosen career path, just about any parent can provide all kinds of support in many other ways.
Reply David May 11, at 6: Inmy parents helped me because I stayed at home and commuted to the local university by allowing me to stay in the home and a place at the table.
They should pay their own way. Reply Tiffany February 4, at 2: You should be ashamed of yourself! Just as they did the entire time they were growing up. Reply Sandra chase March 3, at 1: I would not have children unless I could provide them a higher education. Now at almost 50, I make a decent living and chose to live waaaay under my means.
Tiny old house in a safe hoodinexpensive cars. But thanks to my spending habits I have cash to pay their tuitions they are both in college. Had I not thought I could restrain my spending, I would have chosen to have 1 child or even none.
Have children and spend money on them or restrain myself and have no children. Meanwhile my kids learned a valuable lesson growing up. Big houses and fancy cars do not equal happiness.
Being debt free does. Reply Steve October 13, at The federal student aid program is just another way to tax.
Some people get something for free, others subsidize by paying out of pocket. Our government is a joke. The Department of Education is an especially sad joke. Reply Erin December 7, at However there is something to be said about the fulfillment a person achieves and a sense of pride from standing on their own two feet and earning it on their own.
Such is my case, my biological parents were dead beats in the literal since of the word. Neither had any prospects in life and were beyond unfit, hence why the state removed me and my siblings.
I choose to join the military for aforementioned reasons. And I also realized I would learn a trade and be able to afford college on my own. What is often a misconception is that this benefit is just handed to veterans, it is in fact not we pay into a fund very similar to a k for a period of time.
That money is then matched and sometimes used in conjunction with sign on bonuses similar to scholarships that go towards our schooling. This was the best decision for me, I do not regret putting college off until now or serving my country in any way.Today’s college writing is a big, knotted mess, decades in the making, and I don’t know for sure how to untangle it or what sword will cut through it.
Still, if you can’t write a sentence, you can’t write, and too many of today’s students just can’t write sentences.
Many graduate without that fundamental skill. The cost of attending college has more than doubled since Public universities now average $12, annually and private universities have exceeded $31,, according to the United States Department of attheheels.comity colleges had once been considered the affordable way to attend college, but even their price tags have risen .
Oct 09, · Our graduates lack writing skills. DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified . College students who were expected to write a great deal in high school, including longer assignments such as term papers or research reports, feel much more prepared for the quality of writing expected of them in college (79 percent feel well prepared) than do students who faced lower expectations for their quantity of writing (51 percent).
The No. 1 way to cut the cost of college is to become an educated consumer. You can learn how by attending my popular online course, The College Cost Lab. Learn more about The College Cost Lab that will start in June, I got an email over the weekend from a dad named Dan, who is darn proud of.
In "The Writing Revolution," Peg Tyre traces the problems at one troubled New York high school to a simple fact: The students couldn't write coherent sentences. In New Dorp High made a.