This is an interesting thread, it seems like those who say that the kids will get financial assistance such as scholarships or grants tend to be the folks who didn't go to college themselves.
This is not a slam but an observation both in this thread and in my own life, my ex husband seems to think that our son who will be heading to college in 3 years will get full scholarships to college. My ex did not go to college and I have a BA and a M.Ed that were financed primarily with loans.
What are the educational backgrounds of all the posters? Does your education influence your decision at all?
Where are all these people finding scholarships and justifying that their children will get these glorious scholarships because i've applied for 23984723984739284732984723 bazillion of them and stopped after i realize i spend so much getting official transcripts and denied by all of the scholarship institutions. I finally stopped applying because it was costing me so much money just to apply for them!
My ex and I are currently having the fight you and your ex are. I would like for him to pay half of her tuition to a private school, but he's arguing that public and private are the same (around here, they're not). Push comes to shove, if he doesn't pay, i'll pick up the slack and send her. It's not her fault that her dad and I can't agree on squat financially. I think again it's my responsibility as her parent to give her the best education possible, if that's a private school that makes me want to donate a kidney to fund her education- so be it. She's totally worth it