This father of 12 made sure his kids paid their own way through college


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  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 21, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    I doubt this is the full story. "Paid their own way" can mean many different things. Each of those 12 is looking at $50k or more--and if it's grad school, it's $150k or more, med school is $250k. Student isn't likely to pick that up working part time at McDonald's. I have a feeling those 12 are deeply into federal loans or grants, don't you? What do y'all think?

  • southmtnman Provo, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 1:07 p.m.

    I graduated a long time ago, and I am still paying my own way through college!

    But it has been worth every penny!

  • ThoughtfulTeen Salem, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 6:00 p.m.

    A lot of what this guy did is simply not possible for a lot of people. Forcing a kid into an AP class can result in failing a class and a hatred for the subject, a lot of parents don't have the time or money to stick their kids in clubs and sports, getting a car for each kid isn't in the budget for the majority of families, and everything under the heading "Vacation" isn't a possibility for plenty of people as well. It worked for him, but a lot of it worked because he had the resources. And as Irony Guy said, we don't know how these kids paid for their college, and if they're really just in debt. I think if college is a priority for your family, and you can afford it, it's selfish not to put in some money.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 5:04 a.m.

    I hated the words Dad can I have.