Arguing that "some students are able to pay for it" is a slippery slope - what income do we draw the line at? Furthermore, currently that is based on family/parental income, which presumes a parent is responsible for their adult child's educational acquisition. If parents disagree but the child is still assessed on THEIR income, it can be incredibly punishing in terms of that student's debt burden. The best solution is free tuition. We have further ground to cover with administrator salaries (looking at you, UC system), textbook costs, megacorporation contractors providing food and housing, etc., but this is a step in the right direction.