I’m in the Military and Lied to About My Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Question: Dear Steve, I purchased a home in March 2012 while active duty military. I left military March 2013 and returned as active duty March 2013 (same month and not sure if the service member relief act can play a part in that). Divorced November 2013 and was given home. In November 2013 contacted the … Read more

I Got Kicked Out of ROTC and DFAS Wants Me to Repay My Tuition

Question: Dear Steve, I had a full scholarship to attend university via the ROTC program. I was performing well, no health issue, but I was kicked out under the accusation that I had “Created a negative environment for other cadets”. I went through the appeals process, and the board voted unanimously to drop the charge … Read more

Marine Corps Soldier Needs Help With Private Student Loans

Question: Dear Steve, I have no idea if you can help, but I served almost 9 years active duty in the Marine Corps and I have a private student loan (Key Bank) that I cannot make payments on at the moment for $62,000. I was recently honorably discharged from active duty after having my first … Read more

The Army Said They’d Pay Off My Student Loans and Didn’t

Question: Dear Steve, I was in the army. The army said they would pay back my student loans but did not. I did not have a federal loan it was a private loan. I was in the army from 2006 to 2012. Then in the reserves from 2012 till 2015. I had a student loan … Read more

Military Member On Duty Sent to Collection for Student Loans

“Dear Steve, I am duty military and I was deployed overseas for about four years as a training instructor to foreign military. Before I went oversea I contacted Mohela and I was told that my loans would be deferred. To make a long story short that wasn’t the case my loans had defaulted without my … Read more

Ex-Girlfriend Drove Credit Into Shit Hole. – Victoria

“Dear Steve, My boyfriend is currently in the national guard, but he is home now, I have been dating him for a year and a half. Before I met him, he was stationed in Afghanistan for 13 months (around 2009-2010), while dating another girl. While he was overseas, the girlfriend he had at the time … Read more

My Husband Proudly Serves in the US Army But Has Student Loans

“Dear Steve, My husband is in the US Army has been proudly servicing since 1998. He is considering retirement (he has prior service before 1988 which counts towards his 20 years). He has about $44,000 left of his student loans. His loans were consolidated since shortly after 1998 (his graduation from vet school). We don’t … Read more

Army Soldier Wants to Fix His Credit After a Messy Divorce

“Dear Steve, 26yr old Army soldier trying to fix credit after a messy divorce a few years back. I was deployed, she decided to leave, and stopped paying on just about everything that was in my name without my knowledge. Upon my return, I joined “freecreditreport.com” to continuously monitor my credit and my debts, and … Read more

I’ve Put My Gun in My Mouth Many Times to Deal With My Debt. – Matthew

“Dear Steve, 37 years old, 2 kids 11 and 10. I served in Iraq. Suffering now with severe mental issues. I grew up abused and joined the Army at 21. I have gone to Iraq. Moments after leaving home my wife moved my kids across the country and filed for divorce. While serving in a … Read more

I’m in the Military. Can I Settle My Federal Student Loans? – Tony

“Dear Steve, Received 2 federal loans total of $10200 and now owe over $25000. I am military.. The loans have been in forbearance and deferment for ever it seems.. Married 3 kids to take care of plus my mom lives with me and my wife’s brother who has early on set Alzheimer’s. I owe a … Read more

Got Student Loans While on Active Duty in Army. I’ve Defaulted. – Justin

“Dear Steve, 12 years of military service. 1 bad decision to get student loans while active duty. I have accrued some debt with student loans while on active duty and have defaulted because I am overseas and don’t have the info for the lenders and now Im afraid they are going to take my tax … Read more

I’m in the Navy. How Can I Tackle Private Student Loans in Default. – Theresa

“Dear Steve, I graduated from college in 2006 with a BA and then enlisted in the Navy. I have been in the service now for 6 and a half years. I have about $116,000 in private student loans that are in default. I don’t make enough money to take care of my living expenses and … Read more