<p>I have some good academic scholarships and personal savings, but nothing that comes close to footing the bill. My parents are willing to help me out, but they refuse to give me an estimate. They say that how much they contribute will be determined by my behavior over the next few months. </p>
<p>You've been given the roadmap, so follow it.</p>
Do what you're told
Don't talk back
Don't use a "tone" when answering their questions
Do your chores on time.
Do extra chores without being asked.
Know where your stuff is, and put it away.</p>
<p>Don't make your parents "mother you" all the time....waking you up, telling you to go to bed, reminding you to do your homework, finding your stuff for you.</p>
<p>Engage your parents in conversations...treat them well, interact with them, don't just treat them like a WALLET.</p>
<h2>Then ask them to outline what criteria by which you can judge your "attitude adjustment" so that you're more in control of your future and you have clear guidelines of what it will take to select and access the right fit </h2>
<p>Very good. Write down what they say and have you each sign it. In some way, include a mention that no one is perfect, so a minor mistake here or there should not be enough to be a problem. (And I mean MINOR....like accidentally leaving dirty socks on the floor.....However, coming in at 3 am or getting drunk is NOT MINOR.)</p>
<p>you do need to know the score. If you're a model child, then how much will they spend? Could this be "bait and switch"? Is it possible that they don't have the money and are COUNTING on you to misbehave so that they can blame not paying on that?</p>