I graduated in December 2010 with $60,000 in student loan debt. That was between 2 different Bachelor's degrees, and in spite of going to the school with the most value available to me. It was not ideal, but I had little help from my parents, and I worked 3 jobs through my first degree to try to offset costs. When I took out my loans, I knew what my monthly payments would be in relation to my monthly earnings, and I knew that I wouldn't be struggling every month to survive. And it's true: my partner and I live comfortably, we have a healthy savings account and retirement funds, and we should have all student loan debt wiped out within the next 2 or 3 years.
I now have $30,000 of debt left, after working only 3 years, because I make extra payments on my loans, which enables me to pay them off early. It's painful to think that I could have had $30,000 in the bank if I went to school for free, but that wasn't an option for me. I would not have taken out more debt for my education if I had to, though. $100,000 is way too much money... some people in my class did take out that much money. I'm not sure what their financial situations are like, but if they are anything like mine, they must have a hell of a time making ends meet every month.