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Republican Party Platform Calls For End Of Federal Student Loans, Support For For-Profit Colleges
August 30, 2012
"The federal government should not be in the business of originating student loans; however, it should serve as an insurance guarantor for the private sector as they offer loans to students," the platform reads. "Private sector participation in student financing should be welcomed." Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has already hinted he won't expand direct federal student aid, and the new GOP platform aims at ending what Republicans have called a "government takeover" of the student loan industry.