It’s no secret that the cost of college tuition is going up. The headlines have been screaming “Tuition Hike” for years, and many students who entered college four years ago are graduating this year having spent much more on their education than they expected to in the beginning, or what they can expect to pay back in the struggling job market. The appeal of a college degree, however, is enough of an incentive to keep students in college regardless of the economic stress it will create after graduation. This project investigates some of the causes and effects in this complex relationship and how college is affecting our students’ morals, sanity, and wallets. Ending on a more positive note, we discuss a possible solution to end the college scandal that will appeal to all of our students.