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Help! I've been looking into colleges/universities located in Massachusetts, but now it looks like that was all for nothing. Just yesterday, my mom started yelling at me, saying "I refuse to sign for you to go off to Massachusetts for college. Boston is 12 hours away! I'm not going to lug all of your things back and forth from here to there and back for 4 years. You can go to any college that is a maximum of 6 hours away."
What the heck is that? First of all, Boston University is my third choice, and I'm still going to apply there. My first choices are New York based, which seems to be fine with my parents, since New York borders our state. Yeah, so basically, I'm not allowed to go anywhere unless the college/university is located in my own state, or if it borders my state. I don't get my mom's reasoning at all. There are millions of people who travel to other states to continue their education. So why should I have to be bound to where I am now? That's not a true college experience!
I want to get out of this house so badly! That's why I've been working so hard to make excellent grades, get involved with my community, etc. all throughout high school. But now it looks like all of my efforts mean nothing. Why the heck did I work so hard? I can't believe my parents are doing this. It's so obvious that they're afraid to let me go too far away. Well, they have to let go at some point. They can't hold my hand forever!
I don't know what to do about this. I need help, meaning I need them to sign the loans. But they're not going to if they don't like the location of the school. This means that I can eliminate basically 3/4 of the schools on my list! What should I do to convince them that they need to just let me get out there and experience the real world a little bit? It's not like I'm asking to go across the country!