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Chase and Sallie Mae Private Student Loans Have Left Me Anxious, Depressed and Suicidal. – Anastasia

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“Dear Steve, I went to school and graduated with a bachelors degree in 4 sequential years time. During the time I was in school, my father lost his job, my parents had to declare bankruptcy and foreclose on our family home, and my father- as a result of all of these events- lost his mind, could not be brought back ... Read More »

    My Student Loan Xpress Loan is Now With American Education Services But I Need Help. – Jack

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    “Dear Steve, I borrowed upwards of $70k (now $95k) from Student Loan Xpress for a higher education degree in 2006. I have the degree, but I’m not making the kind of money required to pay back this (and many other loans). I have been unable to make any payments to this loan… but am on a repayment schedule for all ... Read More »

      I’ve Been Kicked Out of Medical School With All My Debt But No Degree. – AJ

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      “Dear Steve, I was admitted in to a medical school and it has been a hard time for me because family and personal issues beyond my control has taken place. My school is currently under a lot of scrutiny and investigation. This year, there were a tremendous number of extenuating circumstances and even though my grades had increased, my school ... Read More »

        Can I Apply for New College Loans if I’m Already in a Bankruptcy? – Nicole

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        “Dear Steve, Already in a chp 13 plan, no problems there. How would enrolling in a grad school program affect my CH 13 plan? I have tried to email/call my atty with no response to this. I am needing either loans and or scholarship. My employer will also reimburse for a small amount of the 20-35K it will take for ... Read More »

          We’ve Got Some Debt and Can’t Afford to Buy a House. – Ross

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          “Dear Steve, 10,000–sallie mae, 12,000–car (pentagon federal) we cant afford a house…still renting with large family. Uh, I’ll be honest…I thought I had a question, but after looking at many of your other reader questions, I see that I actually have it pretty good. Your website has made me feel better, although I feel bad for the others. All the ... Read More »

            How Do I File Bankruptcy On My Private Student Loans? – Janita

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            I have about 67,000 of private student loans to sallie mae. My mom is a cosigner on several loans and Im trying hard to keep them from garnshing her wages. I am currently unemployed. I can make some type of payment but cannot afford what sallie mae is asking for. I was wondering can I filed bankruptcy on my private ... Read More »

              I Can’t File Bankruptcy and My Student Loans Are Killing Me. – Roxanne

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              “Dear Steve, I have over 200,000 in federal guaranteed student loans. I live in Bensalem, PA. I make about 1500.00 take home every two weeks. I own a house and owe about 70,000 on it. The house is located in a working class neighborhood. it is cheaper to own then rent so I have not sold the house. I could ... Read More »

                I’m a Marine Corps Officer Waiting for Basic School With Student Loan Debt. – John

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                “Dear Steve, Marine 2nd Lt. awaiting orders for The Basic School, wont be able to pay loans after grace initial grace period passes I was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps shortly after graduating college with an engineering degree. I volunteered to serve and owe the government nothing for joining (didn’t do ROTC or anything like that). As ... Read More »

                  I Went to School to Become a Psychologist But My Student Loans Are Too Much to Deal With. – Steve

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                  “Dear Steve, My wife and I have managed to amass over 300k in mostly student loan debt. She has a good job as a school psychologist, and I am currently taking care of our 2 young children (6 and 1). I went to school to become a psychologist , but was ultimately forced to stay at home with our children ... Read More »

                    Should I Just Wait for My Social Security Income to be Garnished for the Student Loans? – Mari

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                    “Dear Steve, I am 69 years old and live on Social Security. I returned to school 2 years ago and recently graduated with an Associates of Science degree. I have difficulty in finding a job in my field which is Early Childhood Education. Additionally, I have arthritis on my left hip and my left knee and leg pain terribly to ... Read More »

                      I’m Thinking of Killing Myself So My Parents Don’t Have to Help Me Pay College Tuition. – Derek

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                      “Dear Steve, Im 18 and I decided I wanted to go to school for architecture but then took two weeks of classes and I decided it wasn’t for me, and i also could no longer afford travelung and knoew i couldnt pay the tution not covered by financial aid. So I canceled my classes after two weeks and I was ... Read More »

                        ROTC Was Supposed to Pay My Tuition But I Can’t Get My Transcripts Because I Have a Bill

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                        “Dear Steve, I graduated from college in may of 2010 with roughly a 100,000 dollars of student loan debt. I have deferred my fedeal but as for private they wouldnt let me do so. So now its on my credit and i cant pay because i have no job. First question is how can i reduece this debt. My second ... Read More »

                          My Student Loans Were Discharged in Bankruptcy But They Are Trying to Collect

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                          “Dear Steve, My chapter 7 was discharged in 2002 wherein I listed all student loans and creditors. No one showed up. No one filed an adversarial proceeding. Then 3-1/2 months later I received a call wherein there told me I had to repay these loans and had me sign a FFELP Fed Consolidation Loan and Prom Note application. I now ... Read More »

                            Sallie Mae – Consumer Complaint – 5-24-2012

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                            Consumer Statement: In 2004 fresh out of high-school I decided to go to Culinary school in Las Vegas, NV. I took $15,000.00 out in private loans from Sallie Mae. Now going through the years with less glamorous jobs then I’d though I’d have over this time and using all my forbearance and deferment time. Around this passing Thanksgiving time i ... Read More »

                              I Have to Start Paying on My Student Loans I Can’t Afford. – Jessica

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                              “Dear Steve, In 2010-2011 I attended a private graduate school in Chicago and racked up 70,000 in student loans (including current interest). After the first year I realized that the program was not as reputable as I previously thought and I removed myself from the program due to the fear of going into 250,000.00 in debt with no job opportunities. ... Read More »

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