Ron Paul: Wants to end federally funded student loans. He argues that student loans only encourage inflation rates.
- "The policy of student loans is a total failure. I mean, a trillion dollars of debt, and it's going to be dumped on the tax payer"
Herman Cain: Has not or will not be contributing his opinion on the issue of college tuition. He did state after the unveiling of President Obama's student loan plan that he did not " ..believe that it is the responsibility of the federal government to help fund a college education."
Rick Perry: Has helped allocate 20 million dollars for first generation students attending college. -Perry argues to lower education costs, advocating a 10,000 dollar degree. -"I don't think the Federal Government should be in the business of paying for programs, and building up huge debt out there"
Newt Gingrich: Is completely against the idea of student loans. He believes " Its an absurdity. What does it do? It expands the ability of students to stay in college longer, because they don't see the cost" * In the late 90's he argued to eliminate The Department of Education.
Mitt Romney: Like Herman Cain has not stated his opinion on the issue, but he does have a high value for education. -In his home state of Massachusetts, he helped found the Adams Scholarship, which offers the top 25% of students $200,000 tuition, at a state school.