The student loan crisis is something that we need to address and wake up to. I've read a few additional articles about dentists that have six figures of debt and make a decent living. While I do think there needs to be a hard look at cost / benefit of certain degree programs either at the undergrad or graduate level, there is something beautiful about being able to pursue an actual passion. It's hard to fathom solutions, but the price of programs will continue to rise to cover operational costs...how will we as a nation respond? Who will be able to afford college, even a decent public school, in 10 years? Certainly not middle class families.