It should be affordable, I don't understand how the cost can rise so much, there is no costs to the school beyond paying the professors and building maintenence/taxes. What makes the price go up so much every year?
But to the people that want or think their debt will be forgiven, let me be the first to tell you that will never happen. College shouldn't and will never be free, otherwise it will be abused, how will free college sustain itself when anyone can, for any length of time, take unlimited free classes? Are we building new universities to cover all these people or is it only for new college aged students so anyone over 21 won't be considered but will still be expected to pay for the younger generations free college. The debt is yours, you earned it, you got free school from kindergarten through high school, at that time you are 18 and an adult and as an adult you have to make decisions and live with those choices. If college were free, you would lose and extra 5-10% of your income to pay for other people's "free" tuition. I paid off my debt 10 years ago by putting all my money on my bills and not living it up for a year and a half. I am not going to lose 10% of my income to make school free for others and with Trump in for at least the next 4 years I would suggest you start paying it down because even if HIllary got in, you are not getting free college or tuition forgiveness.
Nothing is free, nobody is going to eat your 50K in loans, you could have gotten a job that helped pay for college, you could do it online, you have choices.