The nail on the floor (Student loan debt) hurts, but it doesn't hurt bad enough to do anything about it (Pay off student loans as fast as possible).
When considering whether not student loans are worth it, for me the answer has always been YES. Even my wife (With over $270,000 in student loans) considers them worth it, but probably not for the reasons you might be thinking.
It might be time to treat a degree like an investment, not a right of passage. Like any sound investment, college is no longer something only a select few can get their hands on.
Prior to ever going to college, it is important to point out that what people major in does matter. It matters to… 1. Them and what they pick 2. Their finances in the future
This is a hard pill to swallow, but if you're going to college because your parents are making you – and they're not paying for it – then taking out student loans to please them might not be worth it.