Eh, cause I found a way to pay for college that didn't touch my parents bank account... not that they even had the money. And I don't have my degree... but um... I'm doing quite well right now. Though I finally turned in all my paperwork and will be starting AMU in the summer. YAY ME! Oh and to clear that up, I'll be using my post 9/11 GI bill.
This will really make a big difference in whether and how your children go to college. If you model going back to school, they will become more aware of what it takes to get the degree.
The fact that you figured out how to pay for it without having money saved for your education will also make a difference for them.