When President Obama struck a deal with Republicans agreeing to $3 trillion in federal budget cuts, few anticipated how these savings might impact college students. Education is usually considered an investment, in not only an individual, but also in a nation's future. It is not a wasteful government program for the chopping block. Regardless of the lack of wisdom in undercutting our future work force, reductions agreed to in the debt deal will strike deeply into the financial assistance the government usually provides to students. CNN Money has recently reported that college costs are pricing out the middle class, so budget cuts targeting education could not have come at a worse time. Here are the top six ways the debt deal might crush many college dreams by making it prohibitively expensive.