He Refuses to Give Up His College Tuition Money to Help Out His Family. Is He a Jerk?

Now, this is a tricky situation…

How would you respond if your family demanded that you give you up college tuition money to help out a sick family member who needs a lot of help?

That’s the dilemma this young man finds himself in.

Let’s take a look.

AITA for refusing to give up my education?

“I (18M) have recently begun attending my first choice college.

I have worked extremely hard over the past two years to make this dream a reality and I’ve been tutoring my sister (17F) in my free time to help her get into the same university. I have to say it’s all been worth it. This place is amazing, the people are all friendly and I feel like I just belong.

Here’s where the conflict comes in. My grandmother has been diagnosed with lung cancer. She cannot afford to pay for her treatment and neither can my parents, nor my extended family. They are saying that she needs ~$30,000~.

I at first asked why my parents didn’t pay for it, seeing how they are funding my education. They said that they put all of their savings into mine and my sister’s college funds.

At a family meeting, my entire family demanded I paid for my grandma’s treatment with my college fund, and they seemed so quick to group up on me. I didn’t have a chance to make my argument peacefully, because they all kept interrupting me when I spoke.

That’s when I snapped. I told them that my grandmother’s treatment was not my responsibility, and if they wanted to pay for it, they should figure out a way to do it themselves.

Ever since then, I’ve been feeling guilty about the way I blew up at them. I understand that it’s my money, and I will use it to pay for college, but they’re my family, and I feel as if I shouldn’t have yelled at them.

Am I the a**hole?”

Hmmmm…now check out what Reddit users had to say about this.

This reader said that this young man did nothing wrong at all.

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Another person said that the whole darn family sounds pretty rotten.

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This individual said that this man needs to worry about himself first.

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And this Reddit user argued that he needs to stick up for himself because this is HIS money.

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