We've been gutting education funding for 20 years. This is the result. College really is un-affordable for some.
Yes, it's not affordable for some, including my own kids. It's not because we've been gutting funding, though. It's because prices have been increasing stupidly faster than inflation with no real justification. Part of the problem is actually that we keep throwing money at the problem. We need to start saying "NO!" to colleges that want $50,000/year in tuition, and even $20,000 IMO. The solution isn't finding more of someone else's money. It's asking why it costs so much in the first place, and fixing it.