My nephew just turned 18 and like most High School Seniors, he plans on continuing his education by going to college. He just found out he got accepted to a college of his choice but the cost is close to $30k a year. That includes tuition, books and living expenses. When he graduates and say he does it in 4 years, he could rack up about $120,000 in debt. I am a child of public education, community college and state university and I made it out with no debt. I feel successful in my life and career and even without a prestigious Alma Mater, I am proud of what I accomplished. So my view is jaded in thinking that you have to spend a lot of money to get a great education and be successful in life. Do you think that it's worth it to invest in the high priced school? By the way, I'm a Wildcat - Chico State.