This is a hypothetical question for most of you, and I realize that answers will be relative for each person based on a number of factors, however I will summarize my current predicament: I want to attend college and major in physics. I already have about two years under my belt in another subject, however my GPA is below the minimum amount needed for financial aid. I quit going, I only completed 45% of my classes attempted! In other words, I am SOL. My only option is to sell some personal assets which will cover it, but I will lose that money forever. I want a real career, and I want to graduate from college. I like physics more than anything, as it is a hobby of mine. What would you do? Be a layman or sell your family's assets?