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HopefulChaos December 18th, 2015 4:16pm

60% of all college students receive no financial help from their parents. Did you receive help if you went to college?

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suppressedID suck it Kyle
12/19/15 11:30 am

Full academic scholarship (including living expenses).

evoecon nearest binary system
12/19/15 8:48 am

I always worked while in college. I grew up poor. Even though this was a few decades ago, I graduated with two undergrads and only $1600 in student loans. Post graduate work has been paid in cash.

12/19/15 6:02 pm

Wow. Good for you. That's impressive.😊👍🏻🎉

steelcity Pittsburgh
12/19/15 5:12 am

I received $3,000 per semester from my father as an extension of his child support payments to my mother. Aside from that, the liberal folks would say I received a substantial amount of white privilege allowing me to attend an excellent school which allowed to to obtain an academic scholarship. The remaining cost was covered by approximately $25,000 in student loans.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
12/19/15 3:21 am

I didn't go to college but my mom paid for a few classes at the community college.

Sk8BoredR Asian American warrior
12/19/15 12:16 am

They said they'll pay until I graduate med school. They are very kind to me.

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
12/18/15 7:32 pm

Yup. I am in college an my parents do help me a lot. Whatever my scholarships and federal loans/grants don't cover, they'll pay

clfs34 Florida
12/18/15 2:07 pm

Mom & gma gave me $100 per year. I had a 2 year scholarship, a grant & loans.

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
12/18/15 2:03 pm

One-half scholarship and the rest I worked. No loans.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
12/18/15 1:36 pm

Said no because I think you're asking if I received help from my parents.
I was fortunate to have the GI Bill that paid my tuition as well as a small monthly check for living expenses.

Kimbobee the middle of nowhere
12/18/15 1:06 pm

Yep. I paid for most of it (including tuition, rent, books, health plan, etc.) through my scholarships and my parents helped out with what was left from my education fund.

susanr Colorado
12/18/15 11:42 am

I had a good scholarship that covered almost everything. My parents helped with the rest.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
12/18/15 11:40 am

No, I didn't. My parents charged a semester on their credit card when my money was late so I could avoid a fee, but I paid them back in full the next week.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/18/15 11:29 am

My parents were kind enough to show up at my college graduation, that is the extent of their help,financial or otherwise. However, the Navy provided me extensive help. Time off to attend classes, tuition assistance, classes taught on base (when in port) and accessibility. So....I did receive help, just not from parents.

user321 Indiana
12/18/15 11:18 am

I went locally and lived with them, but I took out loans for college.

missmorganmarie ...
12/18/15 11:14 am

they paid for it all as long as I graduated in 4 years

12/18/15 9:55 am

Moved out when I was 18 making minimum wage. No help from anyone. But by working hard and having a plan I bought the restaurant I was working at 8 years later.

HopefulChaos ohio
12/18/15 10:08 am

That's awesome!

12/19/15 6:04 pm

Super awesome. I love hearing good stories like this.