http://finance.yahoo.com/college-ed...udents-are-buried-in-debt?mod=edu-collegeprep Like many middle-class families, Cortney Munna and her mother began the college selection process with a grim determination. They would do whatever they could to get Cortney into the best possible college, and they maintained a blind faith that the investment would be worth it. Today, however, Ms. Munna, a 26-year-old graduate of New York University, has nearly $100,000 in student loan debt from her four years in college, and affording the full monthly payments would be a struggle. For much of the time since her 2005 graduation, she's been enrolled in night school, which allows her to defer loan payments... ------------------------------------------- Please read the entire article and comment. My thoughts- Besides the usual lack of personal responsibility from almost everyone who gets in financial trouble, this part of the article really bothered me- "She recently received a raise and now makes $22 an hour working for a photographer. It's the highest salary she's earned since graduating with an interdisciplinary degree in religious and women's studies." Ummm, why go to NYU and take out $100,000 worth of loans for some "major" where you know you have no earnings potential to repay the loans?