This should be two separate questions. Yes, we need to do something about student loans being a huge problem. However, "free" anything...isn't. There is no such thing as free. Allowing college to be free cheapens the value of the degree, promotes "professional students" and causes people to take their education less seriously. In almost every case, people who don't have to sacrifice something for their education end up taking it for granted. Those who have to pay all or some of their education will value it and actually put forth the effort to ensure that it is not a waste of time and money.