Parents of high school senior surprised to discover they have no college fund

After pushing their son to the brink of exhaustion over the past year studying for SATs, visiting a dozen campuses, poring over essays, then getting accepted early-decision to the college of his choice, a local couple was surprised to discover they had absolutely no plan to pay for it.

"We just figured it was like retirement," said the wife, "where when your child reaches college age, boom, money just shows up in your checking account." The husband agreed: "That's the way it was when we went to college." 

When informed that retirement doesn't work that way either, the couple seemed dismayed. "Well, crap. Then that's gonna be a problem too."

Their son could not be reached for comment, as he was busy applying to CUNY.