Saturday, August 26, 2006

Squeezing fathers for college fees

An Angry Daughter/Sister writes:
I am 31 years old, I have an 18 year old brother who is supposed to be off to college in less than a week. We have the same parents, but they have been divorced since my brother was 2 years old. Our father, decided to "abandon" us somewhere in these last few years. ... He has applied for financial aid and received many scholarships and grants, but there is still a balance due that needs to be paid in order for him to attend school. He has tried contacting my father to ask him to please help him out, whether it be to co-sign a loan for the remainder of the balance, or help him pay out the balance father refuses to help out. Refuses! What kind of parent would deny their child a higher education??? ... My point, there should be a way to get my father to pay for his son's education. ...
I guess that the college has decided that the man should pay tens of 1000s of dollars, even tho he was never consulted.

The brother is an adult now. I think that it is unreasonable to track down some man who never had an opportunity to act as a real father to the boy, and then expect him to pay some huge fee that some college wants him to pay.

This letter is typical of those who have devalued fathers to be just a source of money. It would probably be better for the boy if the father refuses to pay.


Anonymous said...

His father has absolutely NO obligation to pay his college tuition. Married people don't pay their children's college tuition.

I've never read anything more ridiculous in my entire life.

Ask the mother for the balance. She is the one who has collected "child" support for all those years.

"child" support my ass. Mommy support is more like it.

Anonymous said...

These fucking whores "mothers" collect child support all these years and do wahtever they want with that money. Buy crack, gamble, party, whateverthe except saving that money for child's education or spend on their needs. And so called "justice system" support these bitches. No wonder there is an image of whore on these court houses. Many people think its a image of greek god. Infact its an image of a whore and only thing that is missing are the words. "Whore House" which these days is called court house. On one side, women want equal rights, one the other, they can't stop whoring their chldren around for money. Its time for the government to wake up.