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Why Should I Have to Fight to Get My Student Loans Forgiven Under PSLF?

Question: Dear Steve, I went to college and was offered PSLF loan forgiveness for ten years of public service, which I started in 2011 and still work for the Commonwealth. I have filled out paperwork since they have these new programs that I shouldn’t have to split for. I have already full filled 120 payments … Read more

Can I Apply for Borrower Defense if I’m in PSLF for Loan Forgiveness?

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Question: Dear Steve, I just found out my school is now one of the schools part of the Borrower Defense lawsuit, Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I’m currently under the PSLF program, needing four more years until forgiveness. If I apply for the Borrower Defense discharge, will it affect my current PSLF application? Bill Answer: … Read more

Frank Gebase Jr and Student Loan Assistance Company Took Money Out of Bank Accounts

Frank Gebase Jr and Student Loan Assistance Company Took Money Out of Bank Accounts

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against the owner of a student-loan debt relief company for allegedly withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars from student borrowers’ bank accounts, without authorization. The CFPB alleges that Frank Gebase, Jr. controlled a company that took the borrowers’ money after obtaining their names and account information from … Read more

I Went to IADT and Want to Get Rid of My Federal and Private Student Loans

Question: Dear Steve, I attended IADT and didn’t graduate. I left the school after my department was closed /merged with another. They didn’t tell us they were closing/merging the departments for a couple of months. Instead, they told us we were just learning the basics in case we needed a more rounded skill to get … Read more

How to Get Your Federal Student Loans Forgiven if You Go to Prison

I Heard My Federal Student Loans Could be Eliminated Because I Was in Prison

Question: Dear Steve, I’m in a halfway house nearing the end of my federal incarceration. I will have completed ten years and four months. I have been looking at info on having my student loans written off. I’m working on getting the information I need, but can this still work? Was I supposed to do … Read more

Who Should We Use for Private Student Loan Consolidation?

Who Should We Use for Private Student Loan Consolidation?

Question: Dear Steve, My son’s student loans are now due through Sallie Mae (not federally funded). Seven loans totaling just under $40,000.00. The interest rate for each loan varies from 7.25% to 9.625%. We are looking to consolidate into one loan with one monthly payment. We have received a lot of mail offers and wonder … Read more

Student Loan Assistance and Debt Settlement CEO Banned

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Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a proposed order to resolve its allegations that Performance SLC, a student loan debt relief business, and Performance Settlement, a general debt-settlement company, along with their owner and CEO, Daniel Crenshaw, engaged in wrongful fee-charging practices and deceptive telemarketing. Performance SLC unlawfully collected upfront payments from borrowers … Read more