First, we apparently have 602 billion dollars available to spend on defense in the upcoming fiscal year (see proposed bill), and yet somehow don't have enough money to at least make a dent in the insane student loan burdens that nearly every student in America faces?? That being said, there are multiple levels to this issue. It is important to mention that a big problem that needs to be addressed is the inefficiency of college to begin with. For example, I've known I wanted to go into medicine since high school. Why did I need the government to spend money on me (my state gov offers "scholarships") attending four years of schooling that included irrelevant classes, when I learned the prerequisites for medicine in my first year and a half? That money could have been redirected to someone who perhaps didn't know what they wanted to do and needed time to explore. This brings another issue; how unnecessary a college degree is for most careers. In this day and age, many degrees and skills could more than adequately be taught or even self learned online, and yet somehow people need a degree to prove they are capable of doing a job that college couldn't prepare them for the way direct experience and interaction could have! Next comes the issue of lack of jobs. While some people argue that blue collar jobs are actually quite steady in their demand (contrary to popular belief) and therefore are a good option for people, not everyone wants to do a blue collar job and that choice should be allowed! The choice shouldn't be construction or no job. I unfortunately don't know what could be done about the job situation, especially as technology expands, but this problem will still exist no matter how many people do or do not get degrees. All that being said, I believe it is imperative to still offer education that does not literally destroy your future, as long as it is in combination with fixing the multitudes of previously mentioned issues, as that could cut the potential costs of this idea significantly. Also importantly, if my state did not provide me with scholarship money, I could not have afforded to further acquire the loans for medical school and wouldn't have been able to continue to my dream job (which is unfortunately incredibly expensive, but also pretty useful to society) unless I joined the military for loan forgiveness! It's just not right.