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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

So if My Student Loans Were in Forbearance They Should Be Forgiven?

Question: Dear Steve, I graduated from college in 1998, and my loans have been in and out of forbearance (mostly forbearance), just accruing more and more interest. Thanks for sharing the information on the latest Dept. of Education announcement regarding forbearance steering relief. So, in theory, if someone has loans in both repayment and forbearance … Read more

Does Navient Have to Forgive All My Private Student Loans?

Does Navient Have to Forgive All My Private Student Loans?

Question: Dear Steve, I have eight private student loans past the statute of limitations, which fell off my credit report, with interest combined to over $200,000 debt value. One loan, the largest loan in my account, has been forgiven by Navient, which I recently learned via email. I wanted to share this email with you, … Read more

Are My Private Student Loans Are Past the Statute of Limitations?

Question: Dear Steve, I have an education loan I took out in 2003, which was initially about 85,000 and is now about 120,000. But unfortunately, I cannot afford the monthly payments, and it is a private loan. I have tried to maintain it out of default for years with Income-based plans, deferments, etc. I recently … Read more

My Sallie Mae Private Student Loans Hang Over Me Like a Dark Cloud

Question: Dear Steve, I originally borrowed a lot of private loan money from Sallie Mae (7 different loans). Unfortunately, they all defaulted once I decided to stop paying (because my minimum/interest-only/salary-based payments did nothing). I paid a company to help me get collection companies to validate the debts, which they couldn’t, so I was never … Read more