Will your child go to college?

@miamilady (4916)
United States
June 6, 2007 9:58am CST
Are you expecting your child to go to college? Are you saving for it? Are you hoping they will receive scholarships or work their way through college, or do you think they will skip college and go straight to work?
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27 responses
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
I think it is every parents aim to bring their children to college and let them finish a degree. That's my number one priority for my kids. They're still young and a long way to college but at this early my husband and i are starting to save for that. As much as possible i would like to spend for their schooling up to college.
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I never expected them to go to collegge for one thing all I ever heard about colleges is they paly around alot and if they arent intending to do nothing but play and not learn it is a waste of money . And now if they want to go into a specialty they have different schools to go to for that and it is less expencive
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@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Not sure, it is up to them. Daughter has spoken of it and has written a book so she may be able to pay her own way. It remains to be seen. The boy is younger and I have encouraged him to go into the military. Survival there would enable him to go to college from there. We have not been able to save due to the unfortunate things that have happened to this family.
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• Canada
6 Jun 07
I have five children . I expect that some of them will go to college but I don't expect they will all go . Right now with my older girls , one of them in intent on going to college but the other would like to take a trade . I don't mind what any of them decide as long as they are happy in what they choose to do . We haven't been saving for college because we really didn't have the money at the time and now in a few short years two of them will be gone and the third will be on the way . We have been thinking of opening up something for the two little one's though . I do hope my daughter that would like to go to college would recieve a scolarship of some sort but not holding my hopes out on that one as she is only a mediocre student . Both my older children are both working right now and I have told them the importance of saving their money for when they are going to need it .
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@sarah22 (3980)
• United States
6 Jun 07
yes my 2 children will be going to college and i we have been saving for them both. its important for them to go.
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I want my daughter to go to college but she doesn't want to go. She really doesn't have any future plans even though I want her to. I wanted her to get scholarships for college also but she won't even do her homework most of the time. I think she will skip it all and go straight to work.
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
6 Jun 07
My son is only 4 1/2 however we are expecting him to go onto college. It is a long ways away but never to late to plan for it (which I must add we have not started yet LOL). If sometime in the future he decides college is not for him then we will address it when it happens, but for now, as far as we are concerned, he is going to college :D
@jillmalitz (5131)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I hoped mine would but they didn't. My oldest went for a total of one semester before quiting,getting pregnant, married then divorced. My younger daughter who I didnt think had any interest went for a couple of years and did well. She got grants to pay for her expenses. I wish she would go back. She wanted to teach elementary school. My son is very artistic and does nothing. Too bad. I myself wish I had finished school. It really makes a difference. My parents paid for me to go. Maybe I would have made more of an effort if I had to pay for it myself. Of course now it is so expensive...
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• United States
6 Jun 07
One of my children has already gone to college and graduated. He went through college on the GI Bill and did very well for himself. My other two children are high school drop outs, one has obtained a GED the other is still drifting in a sea of laziness...lol.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I hope that my son will go to college. But I also understand that there's a chance that he won't be able to. I'm saving what I can, and if he goes to college I hope that he can get financial aid to make up the difference.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I will let my son choose for himself whether or not he wants to go to college. He needs to decide for himself, because if he doesn't want to go, and we make him, he won't do his best anyway. He's only 19 months old, so we still have a long time before he's ready for college. But we have already started saving. He has the savings that we do for him, plus he has a couple of savings bonds already. My uncle gave him one when he was born, and another one for Christmas last year. I'm assuming he will get one for Christmas again this year, but I'm not sure. One of my aunts said she might get him one this year, too, since he already has so many toys. I do want my son to work hard in school so he can get scholarships if he wants to go to college. We won't be able to pay for anywhere near how much college will probably cost in another 20 years. I do want him to work for part of it, though, so he will appreciate it more anyway.
@makingpots (11916)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I hope my son will want to go to college. My husband and I both value education greatly so it is likely he will pick this up from us. But if he does not choose to go then I am sure there will be a great reason for his choice. We started a college fund the week we found out we were pregnant. My husband does not believe in this as he was forced to apply for scholarships and work hard for money to go to college. He believes it made him appreciate his education more. My parents paid for my education and refused to let me work while going to school. They called school my full time job. I still value education and appreciate what I was able to do. As a married couple we made a compromise. We will save for his college but raise him to feel that he needs to work hard for what he gets in life. If he earns scholarships to pay for his college then we will reward him upon graduate with the sum of his college fund. It will be a nice nest egg to help him get a leg up in life.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I had planned on my son going to college and had actually saved 1/2 the costs of room & board/ tuition and books withich was the agreement with my ex. He saved nothing and told my son to take out loans. As it turned out my son decided to g o into the military. He now has almost a years worth of college credit. He saved me a fortune, I lost my job so lived on his college fund. I love that kid.
@gradyslady (4054)
• United States
18 Sep 07
These days it's kind of like you have to in order to get a job. They're saying now in order to get a job at McDonalds you're going to have to have a high school diploma and possibly even an associates. I'm working on finishing my associates right now so I can better myself.
• India
16 Jun 07
yes, i plan to send my kid to college for higher education. in fact i am planning to send her out of country for pursuing higher education and i am saving for it to become reality... i am not sure whether she will be able to get a scholarship.
@fengbo (731)
• China
16 Jun 07
yeah,i wish my child go to college,but it is so faraway things,I am a student in the university,i know the knowledge is very important to everybody,in this society we cannot find a good job without diploma,in the future the knowledge will become more important.so when my child go to school,i also wish he go to college.I know this is all parents wish,In our country,so many parents spent so much money on they children's school work.This society is a knowledge world,we can live hard without knowledge.what do you think of? Do your aree with me?Maybe i looked the knowledge is the best important,but it is really important.
@maehan (1444)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Yes, I would like them to go to college, or rather say study as further as possible. We have been saving for them since they are born. We do not wish them to skip college and go straight to work.
@aaamm3003 (398)
• India
14 Jun 07
i am not married yet, but my children would go to college and then to work
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I am expecting my child(ren) to go to college.
@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
9 Jun 07
NO... he will stay home and he will cook for me day and night... cos that's the reason I contributed to his birth. I've sad, it's finally.