Everything in America is expensive. Even hiring a professional to do the plumbing or do the concrete work in your home cost you a fortune. Lucky are those who can afford to pay for other people to do the job for them. There might be things that are easy to afford but most of it are just choking high in price that others would put off things they have in mind.
But when it comes to education, college tuition especially, we all expect that it is expensive but for growing children who have dreams within them, they would pursue whatever it is they want to do in the future not minding the cost/expense it needs in order to fulfill that dream. Education and knowledge is something other people won't or cannot take it from you. If you gain knowledge, it is all for you and nobody can take it away from you. Yes, you can share it to others but they can never take it from you.
So to those who want to build bridges and count numbers, try to get an information on grants for engineers or if you prefer to be physical therapist someday, there is also an offer or physical therapy student grants. Visit www.schoolscholarships.org for more information on other grants and financial aid information. Thank you and good luck in your endeavor!