College can be very important, depending on the career path you choose, but College is also another thing: expensive. In this essay I will be answering if I would be better off if I pay for all of my college education, or if my parents gave me a graduation present of money to pay for half of my college costs?
Well to begin with when I do go to College I will have a job and a decent stash of saved up money(I have a job at the moment, and I save 10% of the money I earn), so I hope to have enough money to help pay for my education and other bills involved with that.
But if my parents do choose to give me a graduation present of money to pay for half of my college costs, that would be helpful and I would be very grateful towards my parents, and I would be better off financially because I was just able to save half of my money.
But I would be lesser off in mentally, because whenever I pay for something on my own, I feel more committed to the thing I just spent money on. So if I pay for my entire college education I would feel more motivated than I would if my parents paid for half of my education, even if the money was a gift.
In conclusion, by no means will I not feel committed to both scenarios because I plan on succeeding in College not the other way around. But I would feel a little less committed to my studies than say if I paid for my College education.