Headlines about student debt is so often misleading
Many news outlets insist on throwing out sensationalist headlines about student debt. While technically correct that students come out of university owing huge amounts the headlines, and invariably the articles themselves rarely tell the whole story.
Once the amount of debt a student owes becomes so large that they can't conceive any likelihood of repaying it in full then any increase in the size of their loan beyond that lofty height is irrelevant to the student. It simply becomes a 30 year tax out of their pay packet with the unpaid loan balance written off after that time.