Originally Posted by club ho
Clearly she owns the results a newborn baby. I think you see that helping her to finish college would reduce the likelihood that she might become a further burden via social programs.
She may or may not 'own' the results. You don't seem to want to give her the chance to be responsible for it. You are assuming she's incapable, frankly.
I don't care. Why her over anyone else that would benefit? There are so many others that would also need it, who are you to play favorites.
Let people make their way and be responsible for their decisions.
As I said, it would be decent if the university would volunteer to find 'options' that she could afford or pay off later (and there are tons of options out there already - why add abuse of the athletic scholarship program to that list). But the problem with your thinking is that it always goes steps too far and eventually everyone pays for her but her. Charity is great when voluntary, it's theft when involuntary.
(your philophy is well intentioned, but history has shown that this causes large scale large population issues that worsen over time, just to make yourself feel better on a case basis in the near term).
Let me ask you this one: Someone is in school on a REAL scholarship (academic achievement based) and they get distracted by a family tragedy. They don't maintain the GPA per the agreement. Do you give them a free ride on the college? (i.e., everyone else paying has to subsidize him). I won't tell you if he's poor or rich - it's an achievement scholarship.
What do you think of high income people paying higher tuition over low income people - for the exact same product? ..... Perhaps rich kids should be force to skip college and work minimum wage. They don't need it.
Edited by rehmwa - 1/21/14 at 4:17pm