They can, and at least one or two of them do — through Income Share Agreements (ISAs), which allow students to get their schooling without paying any kind of price. Instead, they agree to pay back a percentage of their future income for a set period of time.
Inoculating Against Inequality In Higher-Ed
Lisa Baird

My son went to Stanford (cost me roughly $300K) and then UC Davis Law School (took on >$150K debt). But he chose a public service career in a particular area of interest, working for the State of California at the moment.

How would a school deal with students choosing public service, and therefore a third the salary they’d get in the private sector, in this system?

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