They have an open discussion with each child and say they will pay the full cost of tuition if the child chooses which college to attend from among a set list of schools, she says. If the child chooses a more expensive school, she and her ex-husband will pay a certain amount.
Parents have to keep working together and be in agreement when it comes to education, Thate says. She and her ex-husband managed to get two children started in college by working together.
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