This section of Finaid provides advice to students whose parents are unable or unwilling to help students pay for school. Regardless of the situation, some of the more common questions received by Finaid come from students seeking help because their parents cannot contribute to their education.

Finaid supports changes in federal legislation that would shift the burden to the students. Unfortunately, current federal law does not provide many options for students who want to go to college but whose parents refuse to help.

Federal Government Policies on Parental Responsibility

The federal government and the schools consider it priily’s responsibility to pay for school. They provide financial assistance only when the family is unable to pay. Continue reading