Yes. IF you can get the job in the field that you get educated for and IF wages in that field remain high enough to pay off student loans. But with the way wages are falling in many fields today, don't count on the pay scale holding up. Take telecommunications for example. A few years ago that was a hot "sure thing good job" field. But then the big telecom companies started contracting the work out and letting their salaried people go. Now the same people are working for the contractors as sub-contractors, for a third as much money and no benefits.<quoted text>it still beats working at walmart or the dollar store, as far as financially i mean.
So with the direction the economic structure is headed, you could end up with the expensive degree and still be working part time for minimum wage at Walmart and waiting tables too.
Don't get me wrong. I am not discouraging anyone from getting an education. But just doing it without getting politically active to change the economic structure that is draining wealth from the bottom to the top will be a waste of time and money.