It is cheaper to tell your student that you are willing to give them a set amount of money. If he or she manages to underspend then, they deserve to keep the surplus. But do not make the mistake of putting in place a system that rewards your son or daughter for being extravagant.
By Julia in UK from UK
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Most colleges have unlimited or regular meal plans you can purchase online for the students with extra (bucks) they call them where they don't have to eat all the time in the cafeteria, and parents should be monitoring the bill online my son just started. I know how quick they can go through your money!
Great suggestion! Our oldest son worked for a couple of years after high school in order to pay his own tuition at secondary school. This allowed him time to be sure of what he wanted to enroll in.
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