Sounds like your parents did everything they could. Good for them, and you.Not every family has that rather bourgeois luxury. Granted my situation was rather unique, but we were a middle class family that was strapped for cash every month, and financial experts that they consulted with said "well, we don't know how you're even surviving the way you are right now." They could offer no financial advice that my folks were not already implementing. The most they could do was help me on some of my first loans. That was a big deal of pride for them to tell me they had been able to do that for me. Dear lord man, that was something I never dreamed of hearing from my folks. It's always been instead, "if we had money we would have loved to do _______ and _____ for you, but you know why we couldn't." That was probably the first time they had actually stated they were able to substantially subsidize my future in any way, shape or form.
Right now we have the running gag that when "you strike it big" you owe us _______ vacations. I'm probably on number 3, now. It's a joke, because we all know that's not going to happen, but that's what we've done dude...talk about what we we would do under different circumstances.
Besides, some of the laziest people I know are people who had mommy and daddy pay for school. They would talk to a couple of us on loans, and they were just not there at all. It was like "oh, you have to borrow to do this?" Yes, we do.