To keep our nation competitive and our educated at the edge of pioneering science we must do what it takes to support furthering education including federally supported student loans. These students already make a hard choice of furthering their education instead of going for money right after college. To enhance and support our country's growth and innovation, we shouldn't burden students with huge debt either. The options before our student is to make money right away or stay poor for another seven to fifteen years to further their education. If the federal government doesn't step in and support, we will loose the chance of having these young and enthusiastic students who have a chance to help our country move forward to get sidetracked.