Well, I am soliciting your "opinions"
I had myself "chalked up" as well. What has happened is that some of the posts on this site about being stupid to pay for private tuition have gotten to me. I think I also feel like I'm being selfish: my mom wants to loan me some of the money and my bf says he'll send me a few hundred a month but I feel bad. I mean why should they do that? Just 'cause I want to go to an expensive school?
regarding my opinion, it was just a litle caveat.
i don't think it is selfish to accept help from people...especially your mom and boyfriend. they offered. i have been known to feel guilty about accepting gifts in a self-deprecating way. i am sure the are both happy to help out their daughter and girlfriend, respectively. i think it would be a source of pride for them to be able to help you out. i never even asked, but my mom has apologized for not being able to help me out. if the situation was reveresed, would you be willing to help them out?