Grandpa will pay the college tab, but on his terms

It's not fair for Grandpa to set such strict parameters, but if he won't budge, student will need to make some difficult choices.

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February 26, 2020 - 10:04 AM

Carolyn Hax

Dear Carolyn: My parents started a college fund for each of my kids and said it was so they could go to any college of their choice. I am incredibly grateful. My husband and I have saved some money but not a lot because we are both teachers.

My mom passed away two years ago and things seem different with my dad. My oldest daughter got into College A and College B. She really wants to go to College A, but my dad now says she can use the money only if she goes to College B because it would provide the best opportunities.

I want my daughter to choose the school she likes best. My dad is adamant. Would it be best to seek out other options? — Strings Attached

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