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Is it True I Can Eliminate My Student Loans in Bankruptcy if I Just Stop Paying Them?

student loan default

“Dear Steve, I currently have 58,000 in private loans and 98,000.00 in federal loans and I currently have no clue what to do. My private loan provider (the wonderful sallie mae)….wants 600.00 a month, and the federal goverment wants 450.00 a month. I am a teacher and these payments are just not possible….some people told me that if I let ... Read More »

    I Just Made Payment Arrangements on an Old Defaulted Student Loan. Did I Do the Right Thing?

    Magnifying Glass - Q&A

    “Dear Steve, i recieved a letter from my defaulted student loan fron fall 99 and spring 00. the letter styated that they were going to start taking .15 of my pay after taxes. they were okay until 2005. another thing that is odd is that i checked with my payroll dept and they have no garnishments issues (was supoposed to ... Read More »

      I Was Scammed by the University of the Rockies. – Yolanda

      College Tuition Expenses

      “Dear Steve, Iam one of those scammed students who attended University of the Rockies at this time I am not sure who turn to next I reported this to the attorney general who referred me to the BBB. Who recieved the notice of my concerned with a removal and then a change to retest and take the comps test only ... Read More »

        Can I Eliminate My Sallie Mae and Citibank Student Loans With Bankruptcy? – Kassandra

        money down the drain

        “Dear Steve, Situation * I have a Sallie Student Loan for 58577.75 and a Citibank Student Loan for 30960.30. I am a 26 year old female and my income doesn’t even cover my living cost. I live at home with my parents, still. My monthly payments are 622.68 and 297.20, respectively. That’s 919.88 per month. With both loans being deferred ... Read More »

          Is Student Loan Relief a Legitimate Company to Help Me With My Student Loans? – Andrew

          hiding narrow

          “Dear Steve, My wife has defaulted on a student loan (federal). We just received a first call from a collection agency. (Performant Recovery Inc.) They stated we have 48 hours to supply them with all bank statements for 2012 and fill out a very personal form. We are not making enough money to pay this off. We have two children ... Read More »

            Why Did Sallie Mae Stop Garnishing My Wages? – Misty

            gears

            “Dear Steve, I owe Sallie Mae around $35,000 in loans. They sent a garnishment letter to my employer for around $5,000. After garnishing my wages for almost two years and taking a full tax refund and most of the next year’s refund, they got the amount they were wanting. The garnishment is no longer being taken out of my check. ... Read More »

              I’ve Heard I Can Discharge My Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy. Is That Rue? – Jennifer

              calculator

              “Dear Steve, I have about $13,000 in credit card debt (minimum payments of $150 total), $17,000 left of my car loan (which I’m current on my monthly pmts – $465/month), and a total of $180,000 in student loans, of which $72,000 is federal (which I’m currently on Income Based Plan of $30/month – they at least work with you) and ... Read More »

                Sallie Mae Won’t Work With Us to Repay Our Student Loans. – Cathy

                College Tuition Expenses

                “Dear Steve, My daughter has private student loans with Sallie Mae which have been consolidated to one BIG LOAN. My daughter started her first year of college at SVA in Manhattan. At the end of her first year at school my husband was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. We didn’t want to pull her out of school. She was so ... Read More »

                  How Can I Get My Wells Fargo Student Loan Out of Default? – Melena

                  debt

                  “Dear Steve, I have about 10,000 in student loans. I have two loans, one through Great Lakes and another through Wells Fargo. Because of some medical issues with my daughter last year my finances were challenged and my loan through Wells Fargo went into default (that loan amount is around $7,000. I have received a collections letter. Though my finances ... Read More »

                    I am a Disabled Student on SSI. My School is Asking Me to Pay. – Devon

                    past due envelope

                    “Dear Steve, I am a disabled student. I am currently working on my Master’s. Some of my classes and financial aid has gotten messed up. Now 2 schools are making me pay for classes. The cost adds up to about $7000. I receive SSI and can barely afford my bills. Is there anyway I can try to fix this? I ... Read More »

                      I’m Thinking of Leaving the U.S. Because of My Sallie Mae Student Loans. – Sean

                      Student Loan Corkboard Concept

                      “Dear Steve, I have around 125k in private student loans. I was wondering if I flee the United States if the debt would follow me. I am looking at Canada, Abu Dhabi, Ireland, South Korea and New Zeland. Please help. I’ve tried everything with Sallie Mae and I’ve even tried the goverment with no help. Sean” Dear Sean, I’ve heard ... Read More »

                        I Graduated from Trade School and Can’t Afford My Loans and Child Support. – Victor

                        mechanic

                        “Dear Steve, Struggled throught the last few years after attending a trade school which flooded the job market with similarly trained people so finding a job and maintaining my household became nearly impossible so I could not repay my student loans and defaulted on a few utility bills. All of which are now in collections. In total I owe $38,000 ... Read More »

                          I Work in Hollywood Films and Can’t Pay My Student Loans. – Harvey

                          angry man

                          “Dear Steve, I’ve been paying my Sallie Mae Loan, after borrowing the money to go to film school. The education was great, but the film industry supports freelancers exclusively almost, at least when it comes to Editors or Visual Effects people. If you noticed, even the special effects scandal at the Oscars with the “Rhythm & Hues” company going out ... Read More »

                            I Should be Able to Get My Student Loans Forgiven But Can’t. – Dan

                            Federal Student Aid Ombudsman

                            “Dear Steve, Science teacher in a low income school. Have been teaching for 15 years. I took out two federal loans for undergrad 1991-1995and another for masters in 2002 – 2004. I have applied for teacher loan forgiveness and have been turned down because I never paid off my undergrad loan in full. It is not in default. Otherwise I ... Read More »

                              I’m Drowning in Student Loans Over My Head. – Thomas

                              Drowning swimmer

                              “Dear Steve, I have a huge student loan debt that I can’t seem to make head way on. I have a $100,000 is federal loans that have been consolidated with Direct loans and are now with Sallie Mae and $15,000 in private loans. My private loans i can handle making $124 a month payments. My federal is what is killing ... Read More »

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