Yeah the student debt will end with an economic collapse. The real question is why are we as a country... Extending so much credit... To clearly unreliable people (young high school graduates with no collateral). And given the volatility of the job market, student loans are criminal in nature. The new college grads defaulting is helping us devalue our currency and accelerate the collapse of the dollar. And when it ends, college will go out of business. There are already alternative educational courses online that are alot better. We've basically just done a really poor job of protecting the value of a degree.