This issue is no longer an issue of the minority; those who cannot afford college and are in dire financial circumstances coming out of college are the MAJORITY. Americans are being penalized for pursuing the cornerstone of success in a global society; higher education. Why allow the most informed, resourceful, academically tested Americans to be slaves to debt in our most formidable years as employees and consumers. Our higher wages should translate to increased purchasing power and more disposable income to keep this economy going. Instead we are finically crippled by our date and forced to address immediately or suffer consequences.