I don't know how tuition got to be so shockingly high. I went to a private college in the early '70s, it was $6,000 a year for tuition and room and board. Now, it's $45,000 to $50,000+. We were able to pay for both kids to go to a 4 year, live on campus, undergraduate college. Both were on the higher end price wise. But, we told them they had to get loans for graduate degrees. My daughter is at a state school getting her masters in Occupational Therapy (a great, wide open field). She used her inheritance from her grandparents for the first year and now haas taken out a loan. Not too bad, since it's a state school. My son is in a private Law School, but he has a $20,000 a year merit scholarship. Which he has been able to keep for 3 years, based on grades and class rank. He also was just offered a job at the firm he was summer associate at, this past summer. so, he should be fine. But, most of the students he is in school with have $$$$$$ debt and not much prospect of a job. Not that they are not smart and hard working, just a glut of lawyers out there.