An 18-year-old got accepted into the university of his dreams, Oxford! But when his mother remarried, he was expected to forgo his dream school and go to a cheaper one so that his half-sister could afford to attend college.
His Father Died
The man said, ‘My dad died before I was born, and my mom remarried and had my half-sister with her new husband.’
He Had a Sister
His father died before he was born, and when his mother remarried, he gained a half-sister who was a year younger than him. Fortunately, the teen had a good relationship with his paternal grandparents, and they served as a connection to his late father.
He Was Going to Oxford!
Over the years, the boy had worked hard at school and received excellent grades. After applying for college, he was excited when he got into his dream school, Oxford! However, he was not eligible for financial aid because he was American. Luckily, his grandparents had a plan.
His Grandparents Had Secretly Saved
Unbeknownst to the boy, his paternal grandparents had secretly saved for years so their grandson could attend college. They believed that it was what their late son would’ve wanted. Apparently, they had saved a substantial amount, enough for the grandson to attend Oxford! But when his half-sister found out, she was outraged.
He Could Go Anywhere
The teen had also been accepted into other excellent colleges, like Berkeley, Cornell, and UCLA. They all offered very generous scholarships and financial aid, which the boy could apply for as he lived in the US. This meant he wouldn’t need his college fund. But that’s when his sister tried to claim it.
His Sister Needed the Money
Over the years, his sister had struggled with her education, and her grades were not nearly as good as her half-brother’s. Unlike him, she had no chance of getting a scholarship to any of the colleges she applied to, so when she found out that he wanted to go to Oxford, she was mad. She wanted him to give her the money in his college fund so she could further her education.
It Wasn’t Fair
The man said, ‘My sister isn’t even related to my dad or grandparents, so it wouldn’t make sense to give the money to her.’
Was He Being Selfish?
To his disappointment, his mother was on his sister’s side. He could go to college for free while his sister also got to have an education. How could he say no? But his dream was Oxford! His sister accused him of being selfish and forcing her to sacrifice her dream, but he said she was doing the same to him. He didn’t know what to do, so he turned to the internet for advice.
The Internet Had Something to Say
One person said, ‘Go to Oxford, where you will be far from your sister’s entitlement.’
A reader also pointed out that it was the grandparents’ money, ‘well, considering this money belongs to your grandparents I’m sure they wouldn’t want to give it to someone who’s not even related to them…’
Others Had Thoughts
Another person commented, ‘Make sure your mom or stepdad don’t have access to your accounts or money.’
There Were Lots of Opinions
Someone else said, ‘Don’t feel guilty and follow your dreams.’
A Final Word
A final person thought, ‘Your mum and stepdad could have been saving.’
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