Real-life MMD: Should we deduct rent from future uni contribution?



  • jamesjenkinsyates
    jamesjenkinsyates Forumite Posts: 42
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    Having been a student, it is not difficult to live off what the state provides for you. I would say take it off what he will get when he goes to Uni or offer to increase his uni contribution by what he pays you in rent. (The incentive is that he doesn't lose anything if he pays you but loses if he doesn't)
  • goxbuzzxbaby
    goxbuzzxbaby Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    not so much an reply just my own experance:

    I went to Uni straight after finishing my a-levels in 1998 (after grants, but before student fees)

    I was lucky in that my parents could afford to contribute to my uni fees (they were proud of the fact i was one of the first in my family to go)

    I went to a separate college for my A levels and when I finished secondary school they told me they wouldn’t change me rent while I was in full time education (I had always been expected to help out around the house) and they would match the amount I had saved to support myself at uni. So during A levels I had a Saturday job and put some money aside and I worked full time + Saturdays each summer holidays.

    I love to budget, so before I went to uni I got my parents to go through a rough budget with me so I was already prepared for what I would be spending, and my money would last me. I managed to come out of uni debt free!

    After I finished uni I got a job close to my parents and moved in back home as it was cheeper and was expected (and expected to) pay rent.

    Perhaps if you ask my mum you may get a different version of events, but I’m very grateful to my parents for their help.
  • GSXRCarlos
    GSXRCarlos Forumite Posts: 830
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    buy him a tent for the back garden!
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