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No. It would use tax money from working people. It wouldn't be fair because some people worked hard for a long time and saved up money to pay their way through college and the others that irresponsibly took out large loans would get an unfair advantage/pass and not have to pay for those same classes. "Forgiving" student loans is just another way for people that made bad decisions to not be held responsible for those decisions. Nobody forced them to take out loans, it was their own decision.23
Where I live in Canada, if you get good grades, you don’t have to pay tuition cause your bursaries will cover it. And the standard is low, I believe above 85% in high school and university is free.10
Why should they be?14
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No. You sign the contract knowing that you will have to pay the loan back with interest. I went to collage and I worked hard to pay off my student debit. So have many other people. No one should get a debit out of free card. Because part of being a adult is being fiscally responsible. Meaning paying off debits that you AGREED to take on and pay off.20
I paid my student loan back within the allowed time of ten years. I got the $$$ I needed to complete my Bachelor of Science degree and go on to grad school, and Uncle Sam made a few bucks in interest. It was a win-win for both, and I see no reason to change it.10
No. If you borrow money, you pay it back. I think interest rates on student loans should be capped at 3% though.10
No but I think the tuition prices are too high. Congress could pass legislation to control the tuition prices and set a cap on it for colleges that receive federal funds.10
I have no student loan debt didn't go to college and only 13 percent of the country has it.10
Never, they were dumb enough to sip the schools kool-aid then they deserve the death to credit they get10
I don't know why there's student loans tbh10
Only if home mortgages are forgiven as well.10
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No. Student loans are taken out by people FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT - so they can get an advanced education in order to increase their earning potential. It is not the taxpayers' responsibility to pay for your privileges - and an advanced education is a privilege.
No one says you have to go to college, or that you have to take out loans to do so. You could go to community college or a lower-cost school, you could get a job, etc. Loans are a choice, and YOU are responsible for paying back what you borrowed. If you chose to squander the money on an education with little value, or on shopping and ski weekends, that's not taxpayer's responsiblity - it's yours.