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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 send money to my family ... Read More »

    Kentucky Higher Education Says I Owe a Lot of Money for a Student Loan. – Beth

    College Tuition Expenses

    “Dear Steve, 47 year old,, married, recently moved to N.C.. I went back to school in 08′ and my school loans added up to 5600.00. I deferred the loans and was notified in 2012 that the loans were not deferred and had been in default for a year. YES a year. I explained this doesnt make any since if they ... Read More »

      How Can I Consolidate My Sallie Mae Private Student Loan Debt? – Laura

      Student Loan Corkboard Concept

      “Dear Steve, I recently graduated from Mass College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy and a butt load of student debt. I owe Sallie Mae around 157,000 and the federal government 87,000. My monthly payments are 3.000 a month which is more then half of what I make. I can’t find a company that is willing to consolidate my ... Read More »

        Sallie Mae Made Me an Offer to Settle My Student Loan Debt for Half. – Maria

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        “Dear Steve, I have student loans dating back to 2000. I recently got an offer from sallie mae to reduce my principal(104,000) by half(55,000) and then make equal payments for 94 months. Would this affect my credit score. Will it be better for me to keep paying for 17 years my debt? Maria” Dear Maria, That’s a pretty nice offer. ... Read More »

          I Can’t Get a Private Student Loan to Finish My Nursing Degree With a Tax Lien. – Shelia


          “Dear Steve, In February 2012 I filled for an Offer In Compromise with Georgia Department of Revenue. I am a nursing student and I am not employed. I received a call from the State Department wanting me to make payment arrangements for $50.00. I explained that paying $50.00 a month will cause a hardship and is not feasible since I ... Read More »

            How to Really Discharge Your Student Loans in Bankruptcy. Many Can. But Never Try.

            Student Loan Corkboard Concept

            For years we’ve all heard the same message that it’s near darn impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. We’ve heard that the undue hardship standards make it so onerous that expecting a student loan discharge is all but an act of God. But what if that belief was actually more myth than fact? Recently Jason Iuliano, (J.D. Harvard Law ... Read More »

              I’m a Special Education Teacher and Thought My Student Loans Would be Forgiven. – Debbie

              Student Loan Corkboard Concept

              “Dear Steve, I have student loans that I was told would be forgiven once I taught Special Education in a High Needs/qualifying district for 5 years. Well I’m now on my 5th year and they want to deny loan forgiveness because I had approximately $800 left on undergraduate loans. However the issues I have with this are as follows: 1. ... Read More »

                I Am a Special Education Teacher and Facing a Wage Garnishment for My Student Loans. – Lucinda


                “Dear Steve, I am an special education teacher, been teaching 9 years. My student loans have been garnished, taxes taken as well for the last three years. with the incoming coming out of my paycheck, i lost my apartment twice. The second time, i had lost my teaching certificate for a few months and job position. I am not teaching ... Read More »

                  Recent Law School Graduate With Massive Student Loan Debt. Help! – JM

                  Student Loan Corkboard Concept

                  “Dear Steve, Recent law school graduate. Legal job at $10/hr, part time. $250,000 in loans (includes 4.5 years undergrad and 3 law school without any family assistance or preparation) accruing interest. Required monthly payments at just under $4500/month, can’t afford rent, gas, food, etc. Living tentatively with family. Hopeless and deeply, deeply scared. Waiting IBR request. Completely overwhelmed and desperate. ... Read More »

                    I Want to Clean Out My 403b, Pay Off Private Student Loan and Move to Africa. – April

                    Student Loan Corkboard Concept

                    “Dear Jon, I am 27 years old. I have a private student loan debt of $8000 + $25,000 in federal student loan debt, and a 403b contribution of $11900 through my current employer. I want to -I will- quit my job in May 2013 and move somewhere in Africa [no job yet]. Question: I want to withdraw all the money ... Read More »

                      National American University Tossed Me Out of School. I’m a Veteran. – Christopher

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                      “Dear Steve, The college I am attending National American Univ. told me they would acknowledge service duty in offering me per credit hour discount. They did not. Now only a few semesters from getting my BS in Applied Management they have literally thrown me out of school saying I have no financial aid left to finish. I have not heard ... Read More »

                        Can I Consolidate My Student Loans With Someone Other Than Nelnet? – Linnea

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                        “Dear Steve, I have a situation that not many may be in, so I understand if you can’t answer my question. I worked and went to school, got my bachelor’s, and then did 3 semesters of grad work before dropping out. In total I had about $35k in loans. I was able to consolidate my loans and got a ridiculously ... Read More »

                          The Debt Collector Says They Are Going to Garnish My Wages on an Old Student Loan. – Kim

                          Student Loan Corkboard Concept

                          “Dear Steve, Defaulted student loan; collectors after me; breaking many laws such as harassing me at work etc; no validation notice within 5 days of contact etc. How soon after initial contact from collection agency can they garnish my wages. My angle here is to not panic, do LOTS of research, have my ducks in a row, be smarter than ... Read More »

                            I’ll Be Committing Suicide Next Month Because of My Student Loans. – Bradley

                            Student Loan Corkboard Concept

                            “Dear Jon, Student – Due to illness will be commiting suicide early January If a student with pretty much no estate other than a tv and an xbox was to give said “tv and xbox” away as christmas presents. Then, took out £500-£10,000+ from these various payday loan companies at the maximum amount and time period to pay back (So ... Read More »

                              I Am Disabled Due to a Hyper Virus Causing Blindness in One Eye. – Shayna


                              “Dear Steve, I have a history of hyper’s virus of both my eyes. My riight eye is totally blindness,and left eye is 20/20 vison. Over the 14 years, my retina doctor Dr. Jacobson It taken me off medication and every time I come off the medication my hyper’s virus returns. I am labeled disable and receive SSI and medicaid. I ... Read More »

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