Paying for college seems to get more and more expensive, and the guarantee of a great income is also decreasing as the job market is less stable than it has been in years past. A college education is an important thing to obtain. It does open doors for jobs and positions. The training that you receive will help you later on your life. However, going deeply into debt to receive that education doesn't always make sense. You can work to reduce the overall amount of your debt load. It is possible to graduate with no debt or very little debt without relying on your parents to cover your expenses.
State colleges and universities are less expensive than most private universities. Staying in state can save you money. Living at home can save you money too, but that might not be an option for everyone. Working while you go to college can reduce the amount you borrow. It also gives you work experience, which will benefit you once you graduate. Living like a poor college student will also reduce the amount that you have to pay off once you graduate.