But sometimes loving them means telling them “no” and no outside entity should have to help us tell our children no. I think most of us are wondering how you can rationalize doing it three times, especially when you knew you couldn’t repay.
College should be a “pay as you go” proposition these days. Work and save money, work and attend classes, save money now if you have small children, scholarships, grants – do the leg work now, there are funds available. Its no fair to saddle newly minted college educated individuals with mountains of debt it might take them a lifetime to pay back. No way a loving parent ought to agree to that, in my not so humble opinion.
No sense crying over spilled milk at this point, what’s done is done. Just hopefully nobody else would make the same choice when faced with the same decision.