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Is There a Private Student Loan Consolidation Program to Lower My Interest? – Adam

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Question: Dear Steve, I have about 96,000 in PRIVATE student loan debt. I got off to a rough start with payments when I graduated in 2011 but since late 2012 I have been paying faithfully and haven’t made a dent in the balance. I have written numerous times to Wells Fargo, Navient (first Sallie Mae) and AES (previously Chase) to ... Read More »

    How Can I Hide From the Student Loan Collector?

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    Question: Dear Steve, I went to college from 1994-2001 with a break from 1994-1997 for a religious mission. I studied electrical engineering but they kept changing my course requirements and I did an internship I didn’t enjoy, and it was 2001, so my final semester was basically 911. I tried to pay but I have just lost my job every ... Read More »

      Can My Physicians Assistant Husband Find Any Help for His Student Loans? – Tammy

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      Question: Dear Steve, In our case have very low interest rates therefor we are able to pay each of the student loans in full payments every month. By the way my husband is a physicians assistant which as you know is 6 years of school so therefor we have 6 yrs of debt. The federal government loans are the ones ... Read More »

        I Make Too Much Money to Repay My Student Loans. – Nick

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        Question: Dear Steve, Great credit and can afford student loan payment, but I can only afford the interest only payment. Any options for a guy who wants to pay his student loans off, but hates how Sallie Mae, Navient, etc work? Essentially I need a 0 percent 30 year loan and I could pay these things off. I know I ... Read More »

          After Graduating My Field Can’t Support My Debt. – Julie

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          Question: Dear Steve, I am 58 years old and attended graduate school at a public school in an accredited program in vocational rehabilitation counseling. This degree has proven to be a dead end in my state. The state agency for which the vast majority of graduates end up working for is on the verge of collapse and employees are being ... Read More »

            Can My Bank in Kuwait File a Case Against Me in Canada? – Trisha

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            Question: Dear Scott, I have an unpaid bank loan in Kuwait I have been paying it the last year or so but when I became unemployed I missed a few payments. At first the bank emailed me of my missed payments then just last month they emailed me that they will file a case against me. I emailed them saying ... Read More »

              We Are in Our 70s, in Debt, and Out of Money. What Can We Do? – Gwen

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              Question: Dear Steve, My husband and I are both in our 70’s. He’s 79 soon to be 80 and I’m 76 soon to be 77. We have gotten ourselves into a lot of debt. ($50,000) We started our retirement with a total of $400,000. Through bad advice and my husband not paying any attention what to was happening with his ... Read More »

                Persels and Associates Closed and I’m Being Chased for a Debt They Settled

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                Question: Dear Steve, About 4 yrs ago, my husband and I were completely in credit card debt. We went through Persels and associates. I know what you’re thinking, NO DEBT CONSOLIDATION LOL! Anyway we were well on our way to being debt free. This past June, we paid off our last creditor. It felt so good! Well, I am now ... Read More »

                  I Graduated From College With So Much Debt, There is No Hope

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                  Question: Dear Steve, I am over $150,000 in debt from students loans, approximately 100k is from private student loans, 4 separate loans, while the remainder is various federal loans. I am 24 years old and got this debt from undergraduate education where I got a sociology degree and now at my first job make less than 35k/year before taxes. In ... Read More »

                    I Stopped Paying My Daughter’s Cosigned Navient Student Loan. – Rosie

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                    Question: Dear Steve, Hi Steve, I co-signed my daughter’s student loans which she and her husband stopped paying because Navient was asking for $1,100 a month (he lost the overtime advantage he was using to pay back the student loans) and all I could help towards that was $200. My daughter directed me to your site and we decided to ... Read More »

                      Will I Need My IRS ITIN to Get Married?

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                      Question: Dear Steve, I have an ITIN number I got it on 2006 I have not used it for my taxes since then but I have the original paper. How can I know how much I owe, where do I have to go, how can I use it? I am going to get married and I will need this for ... Read More »

                        My Bank Won’t Work With Me So I Can Pay My Debt

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                        Question: Dear Steve, The bank called me and told me that I must pay 12600 first before I can apply for account restructuring with an interest rate of 1%. I was not able to pay it as of now because I am jobless. What should I do or how should I respond to the threats of a law firm that ... Read More »

                          Why is My Son’s WyoTech Navient Student Loan Being Reported as a Federal Loan? – Ava

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                          Question: Dear Steve, My son had a Sallie Mae student loan…it was sold to Navient which turned it into a private loan or so they tell me. We have tried the loan forgiveness or reduction twice with no results because it’s a private loan. The lender as so stated on his account site says “Navient Federal Loan Trust” How can ... Read More »

                            I Thought My Art Institute Student Loans Were Eliminated in My Bankruptcy? – Stephanie

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                            Question: Dear Steve, I went to the Art Institute of California for video production. I graduated in December of 2009. Due to life I had not been able to pay my loans. The went from being 54,000 when I graduated to over a 120,000 last year. Most of the loans were private and I got them discharged in bankruptcy at ... Read More »

                              How Do I Get My Student Loans Eliminated if I’m Disabled? – Natasha

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                              Question: Dear Steve, Recently approved for Social Security Disability, unable to work and am in default on student loans. The amount I will be receiving from Disability is less than one-fourth of what my net income was when working. Lost my home and car due to loss of income. Is there a way to have the student loans discharged due ... Read More »

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