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Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae Took Advantage of Me When I Was. – Nicolle

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“Dear Steve, I have 5 student loans, currently totally about $48,000 after 6+ years of repayment. Two of them are private loans at only about $1,300 each, another private is at about $8,000, my only federal loan is at $11,000, and my bear of a loan is a private loan with Sallie Mae, currently at approximately $26,000 (original borrowed amount ... Read More »

    Sallie Mae Won’t Lower My Payment So I Can Afford It. – Kristen

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    “Dear Steve, I have both federal and private loans through Sallie Mae. I used my private loan to pay for housing for my child and I. Sallie Mae is working with me in paying back my federal loans by using the income based repayment alternative. However they will not lower my monthly payment on my private loan to an amount ... Read More »

      I Went to LSU Shreveport in 1990 and Still Paying Student Loans. – Julie

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      “Dear Steve, I took out a student loan in 1990 at LSU-S in shreveport, LA in order for me to finish my degree. I had left an abusive husband and had been a stay at home mom. I needed that amount for living expenses so I could graduate sooner in order to take care of my children financially. Twenty years ... Read More »

        Will We Ever Get Out of Sallie Mae Loan Hell? – Chris

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        “Dear Steve, I’m a mechanical engineer of 8yrs, went to private engineering school, had to borrow full tuition/room/board for 4yrs. Racked up about $160k in PRIVATE loans (dad made too much to qualify for any federal $). Married my wife and fellow classmate in 2010. She also racked up about $140k, *mostly* private, but some federal loans. Predatory lending was ... Read More »

          Sallie Mae Student Loans are Going to Make My Daughter Sterile

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          “Dear Steve, I am a Nurse Practitioner who is vey very concerned about my daughters mental health -as a result of her student loans….We had NO IDEA -what a nightmare this would become:-(. She has had at least 2 jobs since she was 11 yrs old…Harding working is an understatement !! She is so depressed and dejected over her inability ... Read More »

            I Am a Lawyer With Sallie Mae Loan Debt. Help! – Scott

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            “Dear Steve, Public interest lawyer 250k in student debt 6k in credit card debt 8k in private credit loan from sallie mae I have a Sallie Mae loan through their private credit department. I used this loan for living expenses while I took the New York bar exam this past summer. Is this the type of loan that you wrote ... Read More »

              The Stress From Sallie Mae is Abusive. – Sue

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              “Dear Steve, My 28 year old daughter Laurie has incurred over 160,000 in student loans with Sallie Mae. They are relentless and even at times harassing her for payment. They are wanting over 900.00 per month which she is not able to do at her job as a vet tech making 15.00 an hour. She tried moving out for the ... Read More »

                My Private Student Loans with Citibank and Sallie Mae Are a Mess

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                “Dear Steve, I am currently in student loan repayment. I have consolidated my federal loans, but my private loans are a mess. I had 4 through Citibank, but 2 of them were “bought out” by Discover. So now I have 1 monthly payment for my federal loans and 2 monthly payments for my private loans. I also have another private ... Read More »

                  Sallie Mae Won’t Counter My Settlement Offer. – Lauren

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                  “Dear Steve, I have Sallie Mae private student loans ($25,000 or so original loan was $11,000 or so) taken out back in 2004 for Culinary School, Have used all deferment and forbearance and have had quite a bit of being unemployed since, but I have a more stable job now and was trying to work everything out — it has ... Read More »

                    You Mean My Flight School Student Loans Can Be Eliminated in Bankruptcy? – Scott

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                    Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Student loan debt can’t get out of it and have filed bankrupt 6 yrs ago and included it in but wasn’t able to get rid of it it’s a private student loan I was able to discharge my sallie Mae student loan but not my MRU student loan. MRU filed bankruptcy and now I’m ... Read More »

                      My Student Loan Debt Collector Won’t Listen to What I Can Afford to Pay

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                      “Dear Steve, - I graduated college in 2009 after using what seems to be 5 different loan companies; sallie mae, chase, AES and two I can’t even remember. I have spent the last few years digging myself out of credit card debt holes due to not finding a job for almost a year after graduation. All my credit cards are ... Read More »

                        Should I Use My Retirement Money to Pay Off My Student Loans? – Cynthia

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                        “Dear Steve, I would like to know if I would be better off paying off student loans with a retirement plan disbursement from former employer I have about $26,000 in SallieMae student loans. I will be receiving a disbursement from a former employer for Profit Sharing and Money Purchase plans. I want to know if I would be better off ... Read More »

                          Is the Sallie Mae Class Action Lawsuit a Scam or Will I Get Money? – Vicki

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                          “Dear Steve, I have student loans with Sallie Mae and was notified of a Class Action suit against them because of excessice cell phone calls to customers. I have my student loans with Sallie Mae (which are current and in good status) but was notified last year of a Class Action suit against them (Arthur et Al.v Sallie Mae). I ... Read More »

                            If I Kill Myself Will Sallie Mae Take My Life Insurance Money to Pay the Student Loans? – Sam

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                            “Dear Steve, Took out student loans at 8.5 % interest rate in middle 90′s to enable me to get Bachelors degree to be a teacher, have been making payments off and on since depending upon if I could afford them or not. Have used up all forbearances, etc…options, and am currently in about month 6 of a year long income ... Read More »

                              Can I Get An Income Based Repayment Plan for My $197K in Student Loans? – Ian

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                              “Dear Steve, Due to the poor financial planning of both myself and my parents, I financed my undergraduate education primarily with student loans. Even worse, I went to an out-of-state school with high tuition. After four years (and an abortive year in law school), I racked up about $197,000 in student loans. I know it’s an obscene amount. I have ... Read More »

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