Lucky to receive an offer at a BB for summer 2021 (current sophomore). My parents have told me before they won't pay for my college or support me financially if I want to move to New York. I grew up in a semi abusive and very controlling household. My parents feel that I will never see them again and they want me to be an immediate part of their lives. I don't feel this way.
I go to a private college with expensive tuition and would have to come up with $40,000 per year if my parents pulled their money. This would obviously be a difficult thing to do even factoring in BB intern pay.
I haven't told them about the offer yet. They would explode with rage if they found out. I've already accepted the offer and plan on telling them this spring after they help pay for my junior year of college.
What would you guys do? I have a family friend that's offered for me to live for free with him in NYC next summer. Any other resources that might be of use? Should I let the firm know and see if they have any resources to help?