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What Can I Do to Get Out of Being a Cosigner on a Private Student Loan

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Question: Dear Steve, I co-signed a private student loan in 2005 for my ex-wife (she was not my ex-spouse in 2005). The amount was $10k. Current balance is ~$6,400 and is in deferment (1-2 months left on that). She agreed to pay it post-divorce but fails to do so unless her arm is twisted enough (usually when it becomes 120+ ... Read More »

    How Can I Stop Being a Cosigner on My Ex-Wife’s Student Loans?

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    Question: Dear Steve, I cosigned on two private student loans for my ex-wife when I was 23. Oops. It was during the time when a lot of private loan companies were very predatory. Each loan was for about $40,000 (Total $80,000). My ex and I agreed via a bi-lateral agreement that she would take all responsibility for these loans and ... Read More »

      How Can We Get Collectors to Stop Calling My Father for Student Loan Payments?

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      Question: Dear Steve, My dad is over 75 yrs old with diabetes and needs a break from the creditors that harass him about his granddaughter’s loan from a private christian college she attended. He volunteered but now we want him forgiven for cosigning. How can my daughter and I help him this time around. She pays each time however sometimes ... Read More »

        Am I Doomed as a Student Loan Cosigner?

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        “Dear Steve, I co-signed a Sallie Mae (now Navient) student loan for my daughter’s half-sister about 10 years ago. She never finished her degree, got married and just gave birth to her third child. For the most part, she’s made payments on the loan but often put it in deferment or forbearance for periods of time. The current amount of ... Read More »

          What Happens to My Cosigner if I Stop Paying My Student Loans

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          “Dear Steve, Over $200,000 in private student loan debt with a cosigner. If I choose to stop paying my private student loans, will I be held responsible or will the companies go after my cosigner? Lulu” Dear Lulu, Nothing good is going to result. The lender will most likely pursue you and/or the cosigner for payment. The defaulted payment history ... Read More »

            I Co-Signed With Sallie Mae for My Daughter. Now They Want to Sue Me.

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            “Dear Steve, I am having an issue with Sallie Mae student loan debt that I co-signed for. They are threatening to sue me since my daughter cannot pay the debt. I am unemployed and have been out of work off and on for over 6 years. I have only worked 5 weeks this whole entire year. I have no assets ... Read More »

              My Ex-Friend Won’t Pay Me What They Owe And I Cosigned

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              “Dear Steve, A friend asked me to use my house for a line of credit for a rental apartment about 7 years ago. I put in $45000, he put in $10000 his boyfriend paid the closing. We stopped talking two years later, but he took care of it and paid the bills. Till last October. He stopped paying the regime ... Read More »

                Can I Really Get My Co-Signer ReleasedFrom My Sallie Mae Loan? – Robert

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                “Dear Steve, I have about $25K in private student loan debt from Sallie Mae, I have been making payments since 2008, always on time. My mother is the co-signer, she is retiring soon and would like her name removed from being the co-signer or for me to pay it off….unfortunately I do not have the money to pay it off, ... Read More »

                  How Can I Get My Father Off My Private Student Loans as a Co-Signer?

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                  “Dear Steve, I’m about $80,000 in debt in private student loans. I’m behind on my payments and my credit is a mess. My father co-signed on my loan with his perfect credit. I was wondering if you had any advice for me. Is there any way to consolidate private student loans without adding a co-signer? I am trying to consolidate ... Read More »

                    Nasty Niece Leaves Aunt Hanging on Sallie Mae Student Loans

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                    “Dear Steve, My wife cosigned on several Sallie Mae loans for her niece. Her neice stopped repaying her loans several years ago and my wife has been paying the interest only since then, which Sallie Mae approved per a phone conversation. They never sent a paper confirmation of the agreement, now they claim she should start paying off principal. When ... Read More »

                      My Mother Cosigned My Son’s Student Loans. – Becky

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                      “Dear Steve, My mother co-signed two private student loans for my son. One with Wells Fargo and one with Sallie Mae. She has now passed away. There is no estate. Will the loaners be willing to renegotiate the loans with my son? He has just graduated and not started making payments yet. Becky” Dear Becky, I’m sorry to hear about ... Read More »

                        Sallie Mae is Coming After My Son After His Co-Signer Passed Away. – Diane

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                        “Dear Steve, My father-in-law had co-signed sallie mae student loans for my son approximately seven to ten years ago My son has been paying interst only on these loans of 68,000 dollars. 40,000 dollars is the portion that was co-signed. In April of this year my father-in-law passed away and know sallie mae is telling us that this money is ... Read More »

                          How Do I Make Nelnet Remove My Father as a Cosigner. – Steve

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                          “Dear Steve, I have a private loan through Nelnet with about $24k (from $35k) left. My father is in the process of buying a business and needs me to take him off as a cosigner but when I called Nelnet they would not do this because I was 15 days late on a payment back in 2008. Are there other ... Read More »

                            I Cosigned for a Private Student Loan and The Loan Has Gone Missing. – Jan

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                            “Dear Steve, I cosigned a private school loan for someone, and upon being due she defaulted and I have been paying the payment now for about 1 1/2 years each month to the prior loan servicer AES. She never paid a payment, and has recently filed Chapter 13, and when I went into the AES site to make this month’s ... Read More »

                              Cosigned for Sisters Car. Collection Company Put Bad Debt on My Credit Report. – Harriett

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                              “Dear Steve, Collection agency have placed a bad debt on my credit report because I co-signed for my sister. I co-signed for a car for my sister. she lost her job and the car was repo, since i have received letters from the collection agency for this debt. During that time I was not aware that if something happen this ... Read More »

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