If I pay for 100% of my college education, would I be better off if my parents will give me a college graduation present: half of the money they presently plan to pay for my college costs? Well if my parents paid for me to go to college then it would be easier for me, but my parents then couldn’t pay for my siblings. I could get through college, but my siblings would have to pay for themselves which would be hard for them. If I paid for myself then I would have to get a small business and use saved money. If I paid for myself to go to college the my siblings could probably go and my parents would have more money. Going to college is sadly expensive and it would take me a lot of hard work to pay for myself. Most kids would not care about college they would just expect their parents to pay for them. I could pay 100% or my parents could pay 100% or I could pay most and my parents could help a little. I am going to pay as much as I can and if my parents want to help I’ll let them.