I just found out I got into the college I wanted to go to for the past 5 years (Colorado University at Boulder). For the past three years I had my heart set on getting instate tuition, for we have a house there, my mother has a license and voters registration there and we have been paying Colorado state taxes for the last three years. Needless to say, I did not get instate. Because of this I will have to pay 40k a year instead of 20k (which I wouldn't have to pay for my parents pay for 80k worth of college). This whole deal came as a surprise to me and my parents. My dad offered me a job working at his company, I will work all summer, every summer, and get $10,000, meaning, I will only have to pay $10k a year, which my parents will spot me as an interest free loan. This sounds like an awesome deal, and I would be all for it. However, this throws away my whole summer and all the plans that went along with it. I will be working 9-5 Monday through Friday, and I will see no money, and get to spend no money. I will get 50 dollars a week, so that boils down to 7 dollars a day. I am not able to apply for financial aid or scholarships, for those are all need based, and my family is well over the requirements. Also, I cannot get a work-study job, for those too are need based. In short, I got accepted into the college of my dreams, but will have to work every summer 5 days a week, as well as add on top of that. If I choose to decline, I will attend Iowa University, and enjoy my summer and come out of college debt free. So, my question to you all is: What would you do? Am I acting spoiled and immature? Is it time for me to grow up? Or should I come out of college debt free? After all, $40k is a shit ton of money.