Here's a scary headline from yesterday: "Student loans soar 275% over past decade." It's true, the Motley Fool reports. Total student loans outstanding were $241 billion in 2002. Today, it's $904 billion, and it shows no sign of slowing down. "Student loans could be the next housing bubble," former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said in March. He may very well be right, but there's another side to this story. Yes, total student loans have surged over the past decade. But what else happened during that time? The number of students enrolled in colleges jumped 40%. The rise in college attendance...

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