Student loans story With the increasing cost of college and university education, the amount for student loans will sky rocket next year. The California University system wants to raise tuition $15,000 a year. From what I see, I can't understand why it costs so much money to go to school. If A professor makes $200,000 a year and teaches 200 students each semester (400 total a year), it would cost each student 500 per class. 4 classes a semester, or eight a year, and it should cost $4000 a year for teachers only. Double that amount to cover building costs, staff, and maintenance, and it should only cost a student $8000 a year. I am going to a public college right now. There are students here who cam from a large University, and they already owe over $100,000 in loans, and they still aren't finished with school. They have to go back to finish their degree. Something is wrong. I think the student loan thing is just another bubble except the loans never go away. It is a bad way (not optimal) to put money back into the economy.