Dad Refuses to Pay for Son's Second College Degree 😱💸

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When it comes to paying for college, most parents are willing to go the extra mile to help their children succeed. But what happens when one child demands equal treatment, even if it means getting a second college degree? 🤔 Meet this dad, who's caught in the middle of a family feud after refusing to pay for his son's second college degree. As the drama unfolds, we'll see how far this father is willing to go to protect his family's finances and his relationship with his son. 💔👨‍👦

The Family and Education Background 🎓

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Dad's Ivy League Connection 🌿

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Oldest Son's Struggles 😓

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Sibling Rivalry Intensifies 🔥

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Dad's Financial Support 💰

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A Surprise Twist 😲

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Son's Expectations 🎓💸

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Dad's Limitations 🚫

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Accusations Fly 🗣️

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Son's Quest for Equality ⚖️

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Placing Blame 😠

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Dad's Heartache 💔

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Family Takes Sides 🥊

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Escalating Tensions 😤

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Power Struggles 💥

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Relationships at Risk 🌪️

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Dad's Dilemma: Paying for More Degrees or Saving the Family? 🤔

Caught in a whirlwind of family drama, this dad is trying to navigate the tricky waters of paying for college degrees and maintaining family harmony. His oldest son, who already has a degree and a great job, is demanding that dad pay for another undergraduate degree from a prestigious college, just like his siblings. However, dad's financial resources are stretched thin, and he's worried about the impact on his family relationships. As the battle lines are drawn, the family is divided, with grandparents even offering to pay for tuition they can't afford. Will this dad find a way to resolve the conflict and save his relationship with his son? Only time will tell. 💔👨‍👦

Protecting parents from financial manipulation by entitled son 👊

wickedkittylitter | wickedkittylitter

NTA. Don't overextend yourself paying extra for him. He has a degree. 💶

mcauleymom | mcauleymom

NTA. Parenting done right. Time for son to take responsibility. 👍

imnotscarlet | imnotscarlet

NTA. Son wants Ivy League degree, but dad can't pay. Son's entitled attitude causes family tension. 😱

pixiejblue | pixiejblue

Can OP's son even apply for a second degree? 🤔

fdar | fdar

Commenter exposes flaws in dad's reasoning with sass 😎

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Generous dad refuses to pay for son's second degree 💸🙅‍♂️

thicklover | thicklover

Fairness in paying for college degrees debated. 👨‍🎓

Vindwyn | Vindwyn

Curious about son's motive for second undergrad degree 🤔

BroadElderberry | BroadElderberry

Adult child wants second degree, NTA refuses to pay 💰

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Equal payment for college is fair. Eldest son may feel jealous 🤔

spartanmax2 | spartanmax2

Son being selfish and jealous, NTA. Discuss expenses and safeguard.

bluedog33 | bluedog33

Son expects dad to favor him over youngest, NTA.

Minnie394 | Minnie394

NTA being fair, oldest needs attitude overhaul 👍

ViolentPlotBunny | ViolentPlotBunny

Parental responsibility ends with first degree. NTA 👍

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Equal funds allocated for each child's education. NTA 👍

brownbird8888 | brownbird8888

Parenting strategy differences questioned, power of attorney raised. 🤔

anodynamo | anodynamo

Son wants second degree, dad says no. Commenters side with dad 👍

Northern-lurker1 | Northern-lurker1

Father's neglect caused son's academic struggles. NTA for question, but... 😔

justheretolurk3 | justheretolurk3

Providing education is enough. NTA for not paying again. 💸

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One degree is enough 💶. Son needs to take responsibility. NTA.

k-jo | k-jo

NTA, but consider power of attorney or financial conversation 💰

CakeisaDie | CakeisaDie

A son's envy and emotional issues, but NAH for dad's decision 😔

Wubba_Wuman | Wubba_Wuman

Son wants second degree, dad says NTA, take responsibility. 👍

GotAStewGoin | GotAStewGoin

Parent questioned on son's education expenses. INFO requested for clarity.

mochacho | mochacho

Navigating family conflicts with love and boundaries 💜

ShelleyRAWarrior | ShelleyRAWarrior

Commenter questions possibility of son's second degree at Ivy League.

3thepetty | 3thepetty

NTA. Parent shouldn't have to pay for second degree. 💰🚫

balancelibertine | balancelibertine

Generous dad refuses to pay for son's second degree 🎓💰

LifeExplorer64 | LifeExplorer64

Self-sufficiency is key. Grateful for parents' undergrad support. NTA 👏

abstract_colors91 | abstract_colors91

Setting limits on education funds, tough but reasonable decision. 👍

coffeenightmares | coffeenightmares

NTA commenter advises OP to speak with parents and show son the cost of his initial tuition and siblings' tuition. Replies express sympathy and concern for OP's situation.

frypano | frypano

Dad cuts off son's college funding. Commenters agree. 👍

jamocadyn | jamocadyn

No sympathy for entitled son. Dad made the right call. 👍

TheLovedPupper | TheLovedPupper

One degree per kid? NTA dad sparks debate 🤔

stunning-stasis | stunning-stasis

Commenter shares personal experience and advises dad to let son take responsibility. 💪

Hyperactiv3Sloth | Hyperactiv3Sloth

NTA but parenting plays a role in shaping behavior 👨🏻‍🎤

Tess47 | Tess47

NTA, son wants a second degree for fairness, unreasonable. 💰🙅‍♂️

VisualCelery | VisualCelery

Ungrateful son expects dad to pay for second degree 😒

EmpsKitchen | EmpsKitchen

Self-made success story encourages son to take responsibility 💪

plaidravioli | plaidravioli

Envious commenter praises OP for not funding entitled son's education 💯

samueldawg | samueldawg

NTA defends son's right to pursue education despite dad's refusal 💪

judge-of-reddit | judge-of-reddit

Inclusive dad or entitled son? NAH suggests family talk 👍

YetAnotherSegfault | YetAnotherSegfault

One ticket for education, no sympathy for second degree 💸

AyaOshba1 | AyaOshba1

Son wants second degree, but dad won't pay 💰🤷‍♂️

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Sibling envy leads to second degree, commenter calls it dumb 🤷‍♂️

throwaway_cay | throwaway_cay

Eldest son needs counseling, not another degree. 🙏


Commenter criticizes son's choice of second undergrad degree. 🤔

nanon_2 | nanon_2

Commenter shares personal experience and advises against entitlement. 👍

Chasmosaur | Chasmosaur

NTA dad: pay for grad degree, not second college degree 👍

upstart-crow | upstart-crow

Honesty is the best policy 💰💸 Discuss finances openly with son

Le_Fancy_Me | Le_Fancy_Me

NTA. Congratulatory message and advice for father-son heart-to-heart 👏

coffeejunkiejeannie | coffeejunkiejeannie

Parent acknowledges child's past mistakes, suggests saving fund for university. 👍


Curious about son's education path and dad's financial boundaries 🤔

throwawayalldayyall | throwawayalldayyall

Building a bond with your son can help him feel less different 👫

ghostgirl42 | ghostgirl42

Commenter questions validity of story and offers practical advice. 🤔

LavaPoppyJax | LavaPoppyJax

NTA commenter suggests tough love for entitled son 👊

Jansverner | Jansverner

Comment removed due to violation of subreddit rules 🚫

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Grateful or entitled? The debate over paying for education.

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State schools can be prestigious too! NTA for setting boundaries.

Wildcat_twister12 | Wildcat_twister12

Encouraging response to NTA comment about son's college degree 💪

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Commenter calls son a selfish asswipe, no replies.

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Fair deal! Parents paid for undergrad, but not grad school 👍

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Short and sweet: commenter thinks dad is NTA 👍

anbettercomment | anbettercomment

Protect your parents and let him pay for his own degree 👍

Willingplane | Willingplane

NTA. Suggest a compromise for a higher status with less cost 👍

pho1701 | pho1701

Suggests spreadsheet to show son he was treated equally. 🤔

AmITAAccount | AmITAAccount

One degree is enough 💪, no value in second degree 💰

valzarek | valzarek

Persuade parents with numbers? 🤔 Tips for convincing them.

ohmerdre | ohmerdre

Parental responsibility vs. financial independence 💵

Carrotcake783 | Carrotcake783

Oldest son's issues could worsen, NTA/NAH, needs discussion 🤔

Gamer_ely | Gamer_ely

NTA for not paying for son's second degree. 👏

acro-brat | acro-brat

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