kids in or going to college

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  1. farmerdude

    farmerdude Well-Known Member

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    How do/did you handle it, when it came time to pick one? I'm in California my daughter has Syracuse 1 and Fullerton 2. I'm pushing for the calif school .
     
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    is she wanting to go to syracuse to get away from home? what does she want to study?
     
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    farmerdude Well-Known Member

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    Yes and international business. My deal is if something happens it's a 5 hour plane trip
     
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    In college...:facepalm:
     
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    being far away may do her some good. is she mature enough to handle it?
     
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    farmerdude Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I think so than I log on here and see what can happen. Lol but bad shit can happen across the street.
     
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    Will be going someday. Scared about cost. It's insane.
     
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    instate school is cheaper. any chance for a scholarship?
     
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    farmerdude Well-Known Member

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    Yeah she has a couple small scholarships. Going from home in California to Syracuse is too big a jump imo.
     
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    dude unless cuse is a scholarship thats nut. its fucking miserable there 10 months of the year. you cannot fathom just how cold and shitty it is even for a college kid. stay west
     
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    all you can hope for is that you've given her the tools to thrive in the "world". i am not a father, and never will be, but i would give my children the chance to see the world as i did. i went around the world and returned home.
     
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    International business means she'll be leaving eventually. If it's the right school and you can handle it, it's her life and you'll need to let her follow her dream. Alternately, you can try to sell her on the California school for undergrad with the thought that she can get her graduate degree (which she will need - I worked in this area) from wherever she wants if she's still into international business.
     
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    all you can hope for is that she doesn't bring home a reggie.
     
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    It's definitely hard but don't stand in her way. It is her life after all....
     
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    Holy fuck this.

    Go to state school. Splurge for Grad school.

    Nobody has ever been wowed by somebody that went to fucking Syracuse.
     
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    Text her screenshots of East Coast weather forecasts every day for the next 3 months...... start immediately and backtrack by linking to photos of the recent snow falls.

    One of my biggest regrets was not going to a warm weather college.
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Nope. It's his job to tell her the consequences.

    A 18 year old doesn't fathom taking on 200k in debt. It's his job as a father to guide her AWAY from that crippling debt.
     
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    That wasn't the point.
     
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    This isn't "On the Road" anymore, where young people have the option to explore themselves.

    This is debt for life. A student loan is like taxes. You are never, ever getting away from it.

    Cali has a great state school system, to not take advantage of that is insane to me.
     
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    I am so not disputing that at all. It seems he had more of an issue of his daughter moving away. And I don't think that's fair.
    Believe me, I can't stand how much school/college cost. Total ripoff imo....
     
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