I financed most of my college education (and graduate school) with the GI Bill. It's a shame that so few people consider this option any more. Not only can you save a ton of money for school after getting out, but courses are available at very reasonable cost while you are in. There is also the CLEP test, which allows skipping some course work. It is still possible to graduate without a mountain of debt, if you are willing to work for it.