In Massachusetts both parents are obligated to support their children until emancipation as defined by the statute. It seems you have either agreed or have been ordered to pay child support until that time. This will continue until her graduation or 23 at the latest if she continues school until or unless a modification of the present order is entered.
The other part for a child in that age range is college expenses. Parents who can communicate will sit down in the senior year and map out the next four years as to college expense and child support. There may be overlaps to the support as in your case where the child has moved out and does not now needs money for an apartment while in school.
If you do not have this open communication a mediator is helpful and well worth the money.
If neither situations exist you will, until a court orders otherwise, need to pay child support and contribute to some degree to her college either as agreed or ordered.
Be very careful about filing for a modification which tends to turn into an “opening of Pandora’s box.”
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