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Parental $ Liability? Help please!
We sent our son to one of the large universities in Arizona in the fall of 2019 (he received a 2.0 GPA first semester, we thought it was low, but part of the learning curve of the new experience...we were sure it would improve) His high school GPA was 2.9. Spring 2020 the university GPA was 1.39. We then paid for 2 accelerated summer classes to replace 2 failed classes, which we saw little work done and he withdrew from both classes on the last day. Son is now diagnosed with ADD and has started medication. We, as parents have told him he needs to take a couple of community classes this fall to get back on track. We are not willing to pay big university costs unless we see an actual desire for college. Here's the problem, son is refusing to drop the fall 2020 classes at the big university. He has absolutely no way of paying on his own, no job. Are we, the parents, liable for these tuition bills and fees since we paid for the first 3 terms? ugh34 replies