DawnM Posted February 6, 2012 Share Posted February 6, 2012 (edited) do you feel you have a say in where the child goes and what they study? Some mentioned the parents made mistakes in choosing the college of the parents' choice. Is this really wrong IF the child is going on the parents' dime? These are ours: My kids are free to choose whatever they want if they are paying for it. If I am paying for it, I feel I have a right to have some minor stipulations on that money. Now, at this time, I don't forsee any real issues as I can't think of a reason I won't allow them to choose where to go as long as they have a valid reason behind it, but I am just curious what you all think. BTW: Our stipulations at present (subject to change as you see I have no college age kids yet.) 1. We will pay for local college tuition and fees and room and board at our house. Any other choice is fine, but you will pay the difference in cost. 2. We will not pay for you to go to college indefinitely. 5 years max before the funds run out (4 is preferable but I know that is harder and harder to achieve given the way schools run.) 4. Keep your grades up as best you can (I have one LD child so I try not to make statements like a GPA min.) 5. You do not have to work on top of going to school (again, based on LD child) BUT, you may not have the spending money you would like to have if you don't. 6. We do not care what they major in. We may have more, but that is where DH and I have gotten to in our discussions so far. Edited February 6, 2012 by DawnM Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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