In NC a parent’s obligation to pay child support ends when the child turns 18 or has graduated from high school, unless you have something written into your separation agreement. I would suggest that you do the following:
- Run the child support calculator on this website to see what the figure comes up.
- Be prepared to negotiate with your (ex) husband about tuition/loans etc.
They are his children as well and I am sure he will want them to go to college. It sounds as though you both did a great job with them and it is unfortunate that your marriage has fallen apart. The good thing is that if you are claiming the children and your income is substantially less than your ex’s then they will be eligible for much more financial aid,grants and should also be applying for scholarships and checking into taking out loans - like everyone else.