Who’s Responsible for College Bills?

Why do parents expect to pay the entire bill for college? Often, parents tell us that they want their kids to apply for scholarships and are frustrated, if that doesn’t happen. Yet, they’ll move forward with paying for college.

Is it a parents’ responsibility to ensure the bills are paid for college, without at least a shared understanding by the kid? What, if any,  consequences are there when parents pay the college bills and kids don’t feel the weight (or as much of the weight) of the payments?

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