For many, college is their first experience attempting to navigate the real world and manage responsibilities, including maintaining a balanced budget. Why would you suggest hindering their development toward full-fledged adulthood like this? I’d venture to guess that ALL college students are low income. I know I was, but I still managed to eat well. Everyday, every moment, we’re faced with the challenge of making good decisions, and with every single one we have to be able to say no to one thing or another. That’s life, and no socialist model will save anyone from that reality. Student loans and feeding students are not the problem we need to address with respect to higher education in our country. The problem is more aptly defined in the skyrocketing costs of education in part driven by seductive amenities and the sensationalist sports culture we promote. Higher education steers further and further away from EDUCATION with every new class of students. We need to realign ourselves and our culture with the heart of education, working with colleges to ensure the integrity of education, reduce costs, and ensure appropriate levels of financial aide provided through their endowments. We need to lessen the need for loans and federal aide by addressing these issues at their source.