Patrick has been accepted to college! He'll be leaving this summer. We're knee deep in FAFSA forms and all sorts of paperwork. He has tests to take to determine placement in math classes and so on. Over the next two months, he'll have to apply for individual classes and find a spot in one of the residence halls. Yep, he's going away to school finally!
So I came across this article about adult children trying to leave home and I found it rather odd. I just knew when I saw the homeschool "fortress" picture that this was gonna be a rilly rilly unbiased article (not).
Some of these stories do sound like abuse. But it's hardly fair to expect or require Mom and Dad to cash out their 401K and sell the house to pay for Missy's college if they don't think girls should have an education past grade 12.
The larger problem here has to do with colleges requiring parental income and so on to fill out a FAFSA?
What can these students do if parents say NO to college? So far as I understand it, there is nothing until the applicant is 25. That's not the parents' fault and they shouldn't be forced to pay for an education with which they disagree.