Originally Posted by jrbroad77
That sounds horrible; I couldn't imagine just one parent covering such a big expense. That is peculiar though, I'm in the U.S. and a lot of people have parents that help little
if any on paying tuition and books, let alone some spending cash. The worst part is that of course, students are responsible for all the education expenses, and the amount of financial aid/loans they're eligible depends on their parents' income etc., and there's an "Expected family contribution", but of course the parents aren't forced to give you that. So it's more like a "Suggested donation". Of course when someone sees a number that's 10% of their after-tax income, they usually shove it right back. And to add to the irony, the parents are eligible for tax credits for the student's tuition and book expenses
Yes, I agree. It has allowed her to buy her own car with because everything else is paid for.
I know about the tax credits, but as far as I know about what's going on she it has been hard getting even those simple tax papers from her come income tax time.
My dad helps out with gas and other expenses some times, but I don't demand that help. It's outrageous that courts can just order this kind of thing.Edited by james_ant - 3/28/12 at 6:29pm