I think good solid parenting will always desire to provide as much as we can for our children. However, even if my situation in the future were to allow me to pay for any of my potential children's schooling 100% I atleast right now wouldn't. I most surely would pay some, perhaps split with them, and I would also make sure their dorm/apartment has food as needed but I want them to have to understand college isn't a free ride and requires work to both make it worth it and pay it off. I want them to understand the value of a dollar and be there as much as a can to assist if they should fall or struggle along the way. As I read somewhere I don't want to be the dad that works hard in order to give my kids everything they need and possibly want, I want to work hard so they have a template to follow in life.