So I am a year removed from high school...was gonna go to the University of Alabama but my parents told me they had no money to give me and I couldn't afford it. So I ended up joining the Air Force, I was sort of pushed into it...Of course I made the decision myself but parents and grandparents were really pushing for me to join. So I did in December, and I am still here waiting to leave. Have yet to have been offered a job that I said I was interested in...I went in thinking I would probably be able to land the weather job, awesome job I would absolutely love to have. My recruiter told me it was a common job but obviously he lied. Anyways My Grandfather told me recently he has ten grand for me to use on educational purposes and I have some money myself...I am very interested in going to UA and pursuing a criminal justice degree. Problem is It will piss my parents off, I've been living with them rent free. I also fear that if I do end up going USAF that I may very well never go to college. I also want to enjoy college and life, living on my own. Follow my heart and say screw the expensive loans and go to UA or save a ton of money and join the USAF and keep family happy?