There are really two sides to this question. To a certain extent I have to agree with the millennial who provided the first answer, but then she doesn't know the whole story of the boomers and the children of WWII. First, I have two grandchildren who are working their way through college, one as a hostess at a popular barbecue restaurant and the other as a busboy at the same restaurant. My busboy will get his associates degree this spring and plans to join the Navy on some kind of plan that Uncle Sam will finish his degree (financially). My hostess is taking it slow and easy and has married and is expecting her first child at 25, but is planning to graduate with online classes. My point is, both are using some creative financing ideas to finish their degrees.
Tuition was not "ridiculously low" in my day. Instead, tuition is "ridiculously high" today. There is no reason for the price to keep going up, up, up and away. My tuition was $200 a semester, however, the government did not require students to be paid minimum wage, so I was paid 50 cents an hour, exactly 1/2 of minimum wage. Millennial college students are demanding $15 per hour today, and she says "wages were high then, huh!]. I thought my boyfriend was rich because he made minimum wage at a printing shop.
Students weren't allowed to wear jeans, shorts or tee shirts, nor could girls wear pants of any kind, so we had to pay more for our clothes for school instead of showing up in a pair of $2.98 Levis. I got fired from my (50 cent an hour) job at a fast food joint because I was in the college choir and we went on a two-week tour during spring break. Fortunately the college let me work off the rest of my tuition not covered by my scholarship at the same "generous" salary. However, that meant that I didn't have any money for personal use or to buy books or clothing.
Jobs for young women graduates were limited. Our choices were limited to a teacher, nurse, librarian, secretary or store clerk. One brilliant woman was hired by NASA, but she was the exception. Starting salary for a teacher was about $3500 or less in my state, and secretaries started at minimum wage $1.00 an hour. Most women wanting to become secretaries truncated their training to secretarial schools instead of college. My mother and her sister were exceptions and got associate degrees.
I don't think the millennials are lazy, but I think they watch too many episodes of Happy Days.