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So What Can I Do About My Private Student Loans So I Don’t Default? – Temple

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“Dear Steve, I have an excessive amount of private school loans. My parents did not necessarily help me during college and so my loan amount was requested at a little more than my tuition in order to sustain other college expenses. At this time I have exhausted my Graduated Repayment options and am no longer eligible for any type of ... Read More »

    I’m an International Student in the UK With Debt. – Ali

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    “Dear Jon, I am an international student in the UK. I will leave the UK next week with 3k debts divided between Santander master card and Barclaycard and Vodafone contract. I am just worried and wondering would these creditors chase me in my home country (in Africa)? And also, does the university where i have been studying in the UK ... Read More »

      How Do I Deal With This Old Debt from the Collection Agency? – Tai

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      “Dear Steve, A collection agency is reporting that I opened a credit card in 2011. I was actually totally unable to get credit by 2011 because in graduate school I became unemployed and had some serious financial problems. I think this is a debt from 2004. Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks in advance. I am trying ... Read More »

        Should We Signup With Starr Law Group? – Steven

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        “Dear Steve, If possible please review attach file and advise if this is right move to make. Thank you Steven” Dear Steven, I received the three page document you sent. While you did not tell me exactly what the problem is you are trying to address, I can only assume it has something to do with your mortgage. All consumers ... Read More »

          Bank in Dubai Wants Me to Come Back

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          “Dear Jon, I am currently living in Italy, the bank offered me to restructure the debt as long as I can give a guarantor in the UAE and come back to sign ”paperwork” to Dubai . Of course in JAIL! i got very upset, almost sounded like a joke. Please let me know what can be done under EU legislation ... Read More »

            I Was a Doctor in Dubai But Had to Leave With Debt. What Now?

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            “Dear Jon, Hello, Recently I was diagnosed with a very serious disease that lead termination with my employer in Dubai which revoked my medical license to exercise the privilege of working for them and residing in the UAE. I left Dubai with a loan of around 550,000AED and 100,000AED of credit card debt as this was totally unexpected and my ... Read More »

              Private Student Loans Suck and I Can’t Dump My Cosigner

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              “Dear Steve, I have a ton of student loan debt. I have around $70,000 in federal which is a ton, but manageable since I am on the income based payments and they have been great to work with. I have around $50,000 in private student loan debt that I can’t afford. My mom is a cosigner on them and it ... Read More »

                I’m a Social Worker Trying to Deal With Student Loans

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                “Dear Steve, I am currently only employed as a contracting social worker and make about 2,000 a month from which I pay about 700 in rent, 200 in miscellaneous bills, 400 in federal student loans and have an additional 33,000 dollars in private student loan debt which is now in collections. What is my best option to deal with with ... Read More »

                  I See No Way Out From Under My Sallie Mae Debt

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                  “Dear Steve, I made some mistakes while going to school. I used my credit cards to pay for materials and equipment while going to school and racked up a lot of debt. We deferred my loans originally in hoped of paying off the credit cards. That didn’t work and finally we had to claim bankruptcy almost 3 years ago. We ... Read More »

                    Military Member On Duty Sent to Collection for Student Loans

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                    “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 knowledge. I contact Mohela and ... Read More »

                      Engaged But Afraid Because of My Debt

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                      “Dear Steve, I have about $120,000 in student loans, and about $3000 credit card debt. I am unemployed but looking, and I am engaged! My fiancé has told me that between his salary and gifts from our parents we have a $40-$50 thousand dollar budget for our wedding. He also just closed on a house a few months ago and ... 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 »

                          Can I Consolidate My Parent PLUS Student Loans to Lower the Payment?

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                          “Dear Steve, I have 3 daughters and have borrowed heavily using PLUS loans to finance their education. I see a lot of things available to students who have borrowed. Is there anything available to parents to reduce interest, extend the term, or reduce the monthly payments on the PLUS loans they obtained for their children’s education? Mark” Dear Mark, I’d ... Read More »

                            My Co-Signer Went Bankrupt and NCO Financial is Collecting on My Student Loan

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                            “Dear Steve, My private student loan defaulted because my co-signer filed for Chapter 13. It was in good standing as of 20 days ago and now it’s in collections with NCO Financial Systems overnight. Lender bounces me off to Collections. If I talk to them they have an assigned agent to my case who states that this is still in ... Read More »

                              I’m a Disabled Nurse But My Loan Are Not Discharged Yet

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                              “Dear Steve, I went to nursing school in 1990-1993 and acquired a federal student loan. After working as a nurse for ten years and paying on this loan, I became totally and permanently disabled with “NMIL” (No medical Improvement Likely). I have not worked since 2002, my entire income is from Social Security Disability and has been since that time. ... Read More »

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