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Student Loans

I Went to UNCW But They Did Not Contact Me for Five Years to Collect Past Due Tuition. – Scoot

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“Dear Steve, I attended UNCW (University of North Carolina Wilmington) for approximately 3 weeks back in August/early September of 2005. Apparently, I had to pay tuition for that semester as I missed the cutoff date to receive tuition refunds. A check was written to the school for $3100 approx. in June of 2006. I have no idea why, as this ... Read More »

    I Make Hardly Any Money. How Can I Get My Sallie Mae, Direct Loan and Pell Grants Forgiven. – Elle

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    “Dear Steve, 1. I’ve been homeless and rented “rooms” for the last 3 years. Moved somewhere between seven and nine times. 2. I’ve been mostly unemployed, have had a great difficulty finding jobs because I was a stay at home parent most my adult life, and when I did find work the pay was 8.50 and hour on the average. ... Read More »

      I Was Disenrolled From ROTC Scholarship and Now Military Wants The Tuition Money Back. – Jas

      “Dear Steve, I accepted an ROTC scholarship with the army in the fall of 2010. I have recieved the scholarship up until the spring of 2012, of which they did hint at my inability to adapt, but they did not pay for the semester’s tuition, did not inform me that they were not going too, and changed my evaluation from ... Read More »

        I Dropped Out of College to Care for My Aunt With Alzheimer’s

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        “Dear Steve, I was 1 year from my degree, when I dropped out to take care of a non-invalid , Alzheimers’ 93 yr. old Aunt. That was in 2008, at which time I was told she was on Hospice and only had 3 months left to live. Auntie passed away in March of this year. For the past 4 yrs. ... Read More »

          Sallie Mae is Threatening to Garnish My SSDI Income. – Trudy

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          “Dear Steve, A few years ago I co-signed two private student loans for my son through Sallie Mae. I am disabled and receiving SSDI. My son has now defaulted on the loans and Sallie Mae is demanding payment from me. The loan is now with a collector who is threatening judgement. I live in the state of Hawaii. My son ... Read More »

            Can I File a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on My Sallie Mae Student Loans? – Stephanie

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            “Dear Steve, I have 150K in student loans from Sallie Mae. I borrowed only 100, but 50K is interest. My current loan payment every month is 1000.00 and that is JUST interest. I have called and called them to try and get a lower monthly payment, and the only thing they will do for me is make them interest only ... Read More »

              Can I Get My Student Loan Debt Forgiven Because I Lived in a Poor Section of Brazil? – Kelly

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              “Dear Steve, I am an American born citizen but my retired father raised me partly in a poor section of Brazil. 18 years to be exact. I am now 34 and have a student debt of 10500.00 dollars. I heard of a policy that forgives those who worked full time for ten years in a poor foreign country (like in ... Read More »

                How Can I Get My Student Loan Penalty Forgiven? – Scott

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                “Dear Steve, I graduated back in 2002 and borrowed 22k worth of government back student loans. Unfortunately I was unemployed for 2 years shortly after. I put my loan into deferment and moved around a bit. Next thing I know my loans went out of deferment and I was unaware of this because I was moving around so much. Then ... Read More »

                  Should I Deal With Sallie Mae Directly to Settle My Student Loans? – Kris

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                  “Dear Steve, After graduating in 1996, I owed Sallie Mae about $17000. Over the past 16 years I have worked as a special education teacher, coached, worked with autistic kids, been a lifeguard, waited tables/bartended, worked as a travel agent, done landscaping and currently install solar panels. Although I have had periods where I consistently made payments to the above ... Read More »

                    DebtPro123 Said They Could Settle My Private Student Loans and Hasn’t

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                    “Dear Steve, I signed up with Debtpro123 in June 2010 to settle my student loans. I owe about $100,000 in private loans. The monthly payments were huge but they were supposed to settle my loans in the Phase 2. The end of April is my last payment but my loans have not been settled. They are in collections and I ... Read More »

                      I’m Unemployed With Private Student Loans. What Can I Do?

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                      “Dear Steve, I attended a private school and graduated in 2009.. I literally owe 3 different loan company’s total of over $80,000 combined.. 1 i owe roughly 8000.. Another the same.. The i have another (private loan) thats just about 60,000 but the interest rate continually rises… Im on unemployment right now with a newborn..I have been doing unemployment deferment ... Read More »

                        Where Can I Find Government Help to Pay My Student Loans? – Juan

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                        “Dear Steve, I FINISHED ONLINE SCHOOL IN 2008 AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO PAY MY STUDENT LOAN. I OWE AROUND $65000 AND UP TO THE PRESENT DAY I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO PAY. I STUDIED BUSINESS ADMONISTRATION AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A JOB ON THIS PROFESSION, SO I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO ... Read More »

                          Private University Said I Had a Full Ride Scholarship But Now I Have Sallie Mae Student Loans. – Ryan

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                          “Dear Steve, Hello I am Ryan, a recently graduated college student, and I just found out that I have $12,500 dollars in student loans. When I was first starting college for my BS in Business Administration the dean promised me a few things. First, he promised that the universities career placement program would place me at an entry level management ... Read More »

                            I’m Drowning in Interest Only Salle Mae Payments

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                            I have three private loans with Sallie Mae the first one is 13.25% and the other two are at 10.25% I’ve been paying them since 2006. I was unable to consolidate in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011. I’m at a point were I can only afford interest only payments nothing towards principal because I can’t afford it with rent and ... Read More »

                              Mary Kay, Freelance Editing, And Working to Pay Student Loans But Feeling Like Suicide. – Briar

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                              “Dear Steve, I need help. I graduated college in 2010 from a good school with a multidisciplinary BA. I was able to find a job within 4 months of graduating, before the student loan grace period ended. I have a federal loan of $122.44/month for 10 years. I also have 2 private loans that are killing me. My Sallie Mae ... Read More »

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