I have written before about student debt and the federally induced student debt bubble. It used to be that many people could indeed “work their way through” college and emerge on the other side with an undergraduate degree and a future that was still devoid of debt. Those days are long gone for most people in the middle class.
Huge sums of federal (fiat) money have poured into the system and as such, just like during the housing bubble, have sent prices (tuition) skyward.
Somebody is making money off of your indentured servitude.
This video explains the situation nicely.