link to article from the NYT To put things in perspective, I graduated with a BA from a private college in '64 broke but with no debt. My father was a sawmill worker, my mom a stay at home (that was expected at that time for the most part.) I graduated with an MA from a state college in '73. There was no tuition at that time, just a $50 a year fee. It is getting increasingly difficult to find a job that pays a living wage without a degree, and a degree is getting more and more expensive to obtain. Of course, those trends have been going on for a long time, as you can see. Solutions, anyone?