Latest Posts
Home > Debt Articles > Student Loan Related (page 5)

Student Loan Related

One of Every Four Student Loans is in Default. National Economic Crisis Boiling.

Screen Shot 2012-03-07 at 11.54.28 AM

For many, many years now I’ve been the chicken little saying the sky is falling when it comes to student loan debt. Ever since the bankruptcy code was changed to prohibit the discharge of student loan debt, both government and private student loans, a national crisis has been building pressure. Student loans are looked at as “good debt” and people ... Read More »

My College Won’t Release My Transcript Because They Claim I Owe Them Money. – Reshene

justball-144x125

My college won’t release my transcript or transfer my credits to a community college because they claim i owe them $950. This is untrue because I paid for semester that i did not get to attend because i was on sick leave and i was turned down for more student loans and couldn’t get a cosigner. So my school ask ... Read More »

Do Military Veterans on GI Bill Deserve to be Treated Fairly by For-Profit Colleges?

Screen Shot 2012-02-22 at 3.51.21 PM

Student loans are tough enough to deal with but it appears for-profit colleges are intentionally targeting military veterans eligible for the GI Bill. Students are winding up deep in debt at the more expensive for-profit college with no degree or a degree worth little. Some experts interviewed in the broadcast said that online degrees are viewed less favorably by hiring ... Read More »

Student Loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness – New Forms and Documentation Released

The Department of Education has released new forms and documentation to assist government backed student loan holders with getting their loans discharged through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The new documents include updated information on eligible loans: Any non-defaulted loan made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan Program) is eligible for loan forgiveness. ... Read More »

Bankruptcy Attorneys Report Major Problems Brewing for Holders of Student Loan Debt

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys conducted a survey of its members. Of the 860 bankruptcy attorneys that participated in the survey, 81 percent said potential clients with student loan debt have increased “significantly” or “somewhat” in the last three-four years. Nearly two out of five of bankruptcy attorneys (39 percent) have seen potential student loan client cases jump ... Read More »

Private Student Loan Help Needed. Pass the Fairness for Struggling Students Act.

justball-144x125

Rachel just sent in a question for me to answer about the hopelessness of private student loan debt. The tragedy of private student loan bondage is one that will sacrifice a generation of hardworking citizens under the hopelessness of private student loan debt if solutions are not made available. Unlike government backed student loans, private student loans offer no real ... Read More »

CFPB Gets an Earful of Good Suggestions About Student Loan Disclosures

Screen Shot 2012-02-10 at 1.36.34 PM

Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) requested feedback from consumers about student loan issues. Advanced results and feedback on the survey are now available. The focus of the CFPB effort is to make information more available to students and potential students so they can make the best and most informed decision possible before falling on the sword for student ... Read More »

Student Loan Forgiveness or Discharge Can Create a Huge Tax Bill. Watch Out!

Screen Shot 2012-02-02 at 12.49.11 PM

If you are one of the lucky few who have qualified for a discharge or cancellation of your student loan debt, you may be shocked to learn the debt may not be over with just yet. A reader brought to my attention that the forgiveness of student loan debt, even under a disability discharge, can result in the issuance of ... Read More »

Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans to Double

student loan debt

Photo Credit: Bark Interest rates on federal student loans will double unless Congress takes action by this summer to keep the low rates in place. Currently federal student loans pay 3.4% interest but that rate is set to expire this summer. So unless Congress takes action to keep the rates low they will revert back to the old rate of ... Read More »

Student Loans: Necessary for a College Degree?

Student Loans-Rising Costs of College Tuition the Culprit? How much does college tuition cost? Without considering the cost of room and board, here are some average tuition costs. Public four-year colleges charge, on average, $7,020 per year in tuition and fees for students who live in their state. The average surcharge for full-time out-of-state students at these institutions is $11,528. ... Read More »

Student Loan Consolidation Opportunities and the Best Way to Lower Your Student Loan Payments

Working At Home 6

A frequent question we get on GetOutOfDebt.org has to do with student loans. Quite frankly many of them are a financial death sentence and a trap. Student loans are one of the worst debts you can owe. I’m not even sure owing a loan shark is worse based on many of the stories I’ve read from readers. If you owe ... Read More »

Is there a way to get student loan forgiveness if I became disabled during my last year in school? – Jade

justball-144x125

I have an autoimmune disorder called Lupus, and during my senior year in college, I had a massive flare-up that hospitalized me for 7 months, to the point where I needed chemotherapy! I was released, but suffered from Transverse Myelitis, which is a neurological disorder, caused by inflammation of the spinal cord. I now struggle to walk, suffer from incontinence, ... Read More »

Is it true? – Paul

justball-144x125

I live in San Diego CA and am a Navy Veteran, when I got out of the Navy in 2003 I attended a school by the name of Micro Skills. which closed soon after i completed my last class with them. I have been paying back on that loan, which i used my VA benefits on, but friends and family ... Read More »

CFPB to Take a Look at Private Student Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced they are taking a look at issues surrounding private student loans. The CFPB is asking for feedback on “private education loans and related consumer financial products and services that are currently being offered to or used by students and their families for the financing of postsecondary education.” You may send your comments to ... Read More »

How to Manage Student Loan Debt

justball-144x125

Count yourself among the privileged few if you finish college without accumulating a lot of debt. Unfortunately, the majority of college graduates have student loans to pay off. Depending on the amount of debt you’ve built up, you could end up forking over a portion of your paycheck for years, or even decades, after you leave school. So, you need ... Read More »

Get My FREE Get Out of Debt Guy Newsletter

It is the smart thing to do.

I promise to keep your email safe and secure.

Close

I want to keep you posted each weekday with just one email about the latest get out of debt news, scam alerts and information to beat back debt.

You can unsubscribe at any time with just one click.

After you subscribe, check your email to confirm your subscription. If the confirmation email does not appear in your inbox in a few minutes, check your spam folder for it. Sometimes it likes to annoyingly hide there.


  • It will keep you posted on the latest scams.
  • You will be alerted to the latest articles.
  • You will wind up smarter than everyone else dealing with debt.