No, becoming a geezer like myself (Download Geezerguts) won't end the ordeal of student loans.
My fellow geezers who borrowed for education to "get ahead" or even "get a job" and couldn't pay those loans are having their Social Security checks docked by the federal government.
SMART MONEY reports that from January to August 6th, the feds have collected about $115,000 from Social Security checks. The piece taken out could be as much as 15%. So, say the monthly check is $1000. That means that even before the month starts, you're out $150.
This week I am investing in improving my credentials by taking an online course with Lynda.com. I need to become smarter about the smartphone. That will set me back $25 but fortunately I won't need to apply for a student loan.