I believe every kid needs a stake in their education. Your parents are offering to pay for 80% of the cost after financial aid. There are kids out there that would be doing back flips for that sort of contribution. You worked hard to qualify for a scholarship and that's wonderful. I can guarantee you that your parents worked just as hard in some aspect that led to your success in raising you. When your dad got a christmas bounus or got a refund on a tax return did he keep the entire amount for himself or use it towards the expenses for the whole family? I feel the same way about your scholarship. Your parents are being more than generous. I don't think they need convincing, they need a big THANK YOU!!