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What can parents do if they disagree with their child's college choice(s)?

Charlotte M. Klaar, Ph.D.Charlotte M. Klaar, Ph.D.
Director
Klaar College Consulting LLC
Unless it is a financial consideration, the decision is the student’s. It is the student who has to live at the college, not the parent. Smile and congratulate her on a decision that was well thought out. If it is a financial issue, you should have discussed this earlier in the process but, if the student wasn’t listening, then you simply have to tell her that you cannot afford to jeopardize your retirement for her education. Compromise is key.

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