Are you obligated to pay for your children's college if you can afford it? Meaning you already have a secure retirement, paid for home, and lots of extra money? Are you still obligated to foot the bill for college?
Does it make you less of a parent if you choose not to? Or are unable to because of poor financial choices in the past?
When did paying for college become an obligation? Now it's no longer raising your children till 18, it appears it's until at least 22. Is 22 the new 18? Are parents now required to pay all bills until the child finishes college?
And afterwards does it give the right for the child to do what they want? Or are they obligated to defer to their parents wishes because the parent paid for college?
Does parents financially helping mean they have a hold of $$$ over their children for the rest of their lives?