Many countries are moving towards rising tuition for students. In the US this easily crosses 50K$ for a Bachelor. The U.S. student loan debt exceeded $1.3 trillion recently, more than consumer credits or car loans.
More than 40% of student loan borrowers are either in default, delinquency or have postponed repaying their student loans, raising fears they may never complete their payments.
Solutions? Should student loan default be allowed? Are student loans a tax on stupidity because someone didn't chose the cheaper community college or a looked for a blue-collar trade? Does the state incease student debt by handing out loans without much control? So many questions...
House mortgages are still much bigger but you do have the value of a house as a direct asset.