Unless you needed some highly specialized major, you probably could have gotten your degree at a more affordable university closer to home. You might have even been able to live with your parents, like I did.
A combination of factors are coming together like a perfect storm to trap people pursuing higher education in a maelstrom of debt that will be difficult to escape, and it could cast a pall over our future as well as our present.
National student loan debt is currently over ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. That doesn't even sound like a real amount of money that is possible, does it? They could call it a STOMPTILLION or a FREAKAZILLION and it would carry just as much meaning.