Should you take the plunge - diving into student debt by Felix Salmon

Fusion’s Take the Plunge charting tool shows the lifetime-income outcomes for various educational options. It might show you, for instance, that a female arts graduate with a degree from a public four-year university can expect to earn $41,000 per year when she’s 25, and $67,000 when she’s 40.

But of course it’s not quite as simple as that: a few caveats and explanations are in order.