It seems that in this particular family, the parents were prepared to pay for their (older) daughter's education, and it's the fact of her having wasted their money by dropping out that's making them reluctant to pay for the OP - so they might be happy to pay for her education once she's graduated and proved it's worth the the investment. The main support that the OP wants from her parents is emotional/moral rather than financial though.
Parents dismissing university! Watch
- 30-07-2009 13:59
- 30-07-2009 15:08
Many employers view three years experience equivilant to a 2.1 degree. It is something to think about becuase you also have full time permanent work experience so have something more than many graduates.
If you want to go into a field which requires higher education, or if you yourself want to go then you should. But your parents are not completely wrong.
If they are needing you to help support them finacially I am guessing you are less well off and are entitled to the full whack of loans and grant. If you get 70% many unis give you £1500. So don't worry about the money.
- 30-07-2009 16:30
I know for a fact that I will be having no financial support from my parents for uni.
I think you will regret not going in the future if you choose not to due to your parent's financial circumstances, which are a small matter in the grand scheme of your life.