The college thread got me thinking about when a child needs to fend for themselves financially in a sense To those with kids around the college age, do you pay for their school? or do you have your kid take out the loans in his name and have to work jobs to pay for it? I grew up in an environment where I was the first generation to graduate from college. My parents supported me going 100% but they told me that if I want it, I'd have to get it myself. I then found on the workforce, how many of my cowrokers pay for their child's education 100%. It was shocking to me at least Some have even graduated and are working making nice salary and their parents are still paying for their rent, their gas, their phones, etc Absolutely mind boggling to me how that happens What are your views? Should parent's feel that they are obligated to fund their children's education?