VIDEO: Students support student loan debt forgiveness...but don’t want to help pay for it

  • Campus Reform’s Eduardo Neret recently asked students if they supported plans to wipe out student loan debt.
  • After hearing yes from most students, Neret then asked if they would be willing to increase tuition to pay for the debt forgiveness.

“If I make my money, I kind of want to keep my money"   

Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret recently went to the University of Tampa in Florida to ask students about student loan debt.

Neret first asked students whether they personally had any student loan debt and whether they supported student loan debt forgiveness. Most students said they support the idea of “wiping out” student loan debt, as many 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have proposed doing.

“We need to get an education,” one student said as justification for debt forgiveness.

Neret asked students, particularly ones who said they had no debt, whether they would support increased tuition to pay for their peers’ debt.

“If I make my money, I kind of want to keep my money,” one student said against the idea.

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“I don’t think [a plan to forgive student loans] should inconvenience anybody,” another student said.

Another student said she did not support paying more personally to get rid of loan debt and added that she didn’t “want to be broke.”

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Eduardo Neret | Digital Reporter

Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel,, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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