In my experience, the only way the government gives you “free stuff” of substance is to put yourself in a bad position to be able to avail yourself of the free stuff.
A good example is all the tax credits you may calculate yourself through in your 1040 only to find out you’re not “poor enough” to take advantage of them, thank God.
If the governmemnt ever does forgive student loan debt, It will probably require your ability to jump through a lot of hoops you pray to God you CAN’T jump through, and even then, it will be tiny percentages, and only the crack addict living on the street for a minimum of X years will get full forgiveness.
IOW, it will be a situation where you pray to God you are not eligible, because of just how miserable you would have to be to be eligible.
...and only the crack addict living on the street for a minimum of X years will get full forgiveness...
That’s just the beginning. Next they will offer different levels of forgiveness for different degrees.
Engineering? Screw you, you’re gonna make a lot of money.
Gender Identity Studies? Full ride plus 50% to promote your underrepresented field.