We have shortages of doctors, nurses, and other professionals because of the cost of education and debt. One of my daughters is a doctor the other is a nurse. They pay 8.75% interest in there student loans that total combined $359k payable over twenty five years. That is after my husband and I spent over $150k. Student loans used to be 2-3% interest. Now it's more than any other loan. Their payments are bigger than house payments and they both have to moonlight just to make the payments. How are we to encourage people into these fields with such a high cost. Education has been turned into nothing more than a giant profit center which is hurting our country.