The hard part of having someone else pay for your school or housing or car, etc. is that they control the rules. You can try to change their minds, but all in all, if they find out, they'll cut you off, it sounds like. So it's your decision. THey may not find out and you may be doing this based on a lot of good reasons (you and your boyfriend are responsible, etc), but the bottom line is, they are paying for school so they can make the rules, unfortunately. If it's important enough to you, you do it and get caught, just be prepared to suck it up and tell your parents you understand and you're prepared to pay for school. Apologize for deceiving them and move on - pay for school. I agree you should be able to do whatever you want like an independent person, you're an adult, but unfortunately, to get that perk, you have to pay for school like an independent person too.