Mom Spent Son’s College Loan Money: 6 Most Helpful Insights

A student, who we’ll call Devon, took out a $4,000 loan a few months ago to help pay for expenses while they get their computer science degree. But their mom learned about the loan and begged Devon to give her the money because she needed immediate funds.

Devon’s mom did pay for their rent during the first payment, but she didn’t pay the next month and won’t take any of Devon’s calls.

Get Dad Involved

Most commenters agree that the best option is for Devon to contact their father. “to me, drama sounds better than being kicked out of your apartment,” one user wrote.

Mom Caused the Drama, Not Devon While Devon may feel guilty about getting their dad involved because of a fear of causing drama, one user pointed out that Devon isn’t the one causing it.

Talk to the University Because Devon is facing potential homelessness while at university, some users suggested they talk to their school about their options. Some universities can provide temporary housing or send you to other resources if you’re struggling to pay rent.

Meet With a Social Worker Contrary to popular belief, social workers aren’t only there to support needy children. They also help adults with social problems and can help you find housing, assistance programs, and other benefits.

Keep Mom Out of Your Finances One user suggested Devon cut off their mum from any financial connections in the future to avoid her stealing their money again.

Stand Up to Mom Another option people suggested was for Devon to sue their mom. By taking her to small claims court, she would be legally obligated to pay back the money she took from Devon.

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