His daughter didn’t get the grades she needed for a college scholarship, but he refused to spend his inheritance on her, causing family tension. Here is what he had to say:
She Didn’t Have The Best Grades
The man said, “My 17-year-old daughter Abby is a senior in high school and is applying to go to college next Fall. She has been working hard, and has a lot of extracurriculars, but not the best grades.”
They Told Her She Was Responsible
Abby aspired to attend college in a big city across the country, even though her parents had made it clear that she would be responsible for financing her education and encouraged her to improve her grades to earn a scholarship.
She Didn’t Get The Grades She Needed
Unfortunately, Abby wasn’t able to improve her grades and therefore she couldn’t get a scholarship to cover the cost of attending the college she wanted to attend. Abby was upset as despite not getting the grades she needed, she had worked hard and had set her heart on attending her dream university.
His Uncle Left Him A Big Inheritance
Earlier in the year, the man’s uncle passed away, leaving a sizable inheritance to him and his siblings. The man had not initially mentioned this inheritance to Abby, but Abby found out through her mother.
She Hoped They Would Spend It On Her Education
Upon learning about the inheritance, Abby became elated, assuming that her parents could now afford to pay for her college education, which would open the door to the college she dreamed of attending.
But He Refused
However, the man reiterated to his daughter that the agreement remained the same—Abby had to find a way to finance her education, and she should apply to colleges that would offer more accessible financial options.
Her Mom Took Her Side
Abby reacted strongly to this response, displaying anger and disappointment. Her mother, sympathetic to Abby’s desires, supported her reaction and accused the man of being unreasonable.
She Was Very Upset
Since their conversation, Abby has been visibly upset. The man explained, “Abby hasn’t been out of her room much since the conversation and has refused to look at me. I think she is being childish and entitled, while she is accusing me of “clipping her wings”.”
Was The Man In The Wrong?
The man was left questioning if he is in the wrong for sticking to the agreement they had set and expecting Abby to take responsibility for her college expenses.
The Internet Responded
One person said, “I don’t agree with the ‘all or nothing’ thinking here. Why not offer to match whatever she can raise through scholarships and grants? There are countless scholarships out there, and many go unclaimed because nobody applies.”
Another Person Commented
“You’re ignoring how college is paid for in the USA. The FAFSA looks at your money, you’re not magically exempt from that because you told her you weren’t paying back in the day. So you are effectively clipping her wings even if you think that’s unfair.”
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