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I Took Out a Student Loan for My Stepson. Stepson and Ex-Husband Refuse to Pay It. – Heather

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“Dear Steve, Married 7/1998 Divorced 1/2006 Agreed to take out a Parent’s Plus loan for my step son at my ex-husband’s pleading and against my better judgment in 6/2004 with the understanding step son would repay and ex husband’s assurance he would pay if step son didn’t. $12,000, $5,000 has been repaid by step son. Both step son and ex-husband ... Read More »

    Sallie Mae Wants Loan payments to Start Before My Daughter Leaves College. – Jeff

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    “Dear Steve, My daughter is still in college 4 years she has not completed her nursing degree and is switching degree over to social services, the problem is sallie mae states her $19,000 student loan is due for repayment, I understood that aslong as she is in college that student loan payments are deferred for 6 months after you complete ... Read More »

      I Went to Helicopter Flight School and Can’t Afford My Student Loans – Shane

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      “Dear Steve, I went to helicopter flight school and finished in 2007. I have not been able to find a job flying and struggling to pay my bills. My wife left me leaving me with the house and it is 50k underwater. I owe Sallie Mae about 125k in private loans. Is there anyway to file chapter 7 or something ... Read More »

        I Went to College 21 Years Ago and Still Struggling With Student Loans. – Cheryl

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        “Dear Steve, I was divorced in 1990 and went back to school to earn a degree. Graduated summa cum laude in 1995 with a degree in English. Toiled away in low-paying jobs to support my children. Got forbearance on loans, but interest accrued. Went to grad school to try to better my situation, but family responsibilities forced me to withdraw ... Read More »

          Sallie Mae Wants to Garnish My Wages – Brandon

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          “Dear Steve, I owe sallie mae $103,500.00 and have paid them $3600.00 for 3 years on the interest but the loan still stands at the same amount. I have a private and a federal loan both equalling to the above amount. I’ve ran into the same problems as everybody on this site that deals with sallie mae which is they ... Read More »

            Cosigned for Student Loans. What Are My Options Now? – Scott

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            “Dear Steve, My son graduated high school 2002, went off to college at Milwaukee School of engineering. I was making in the low 6 figures and was not living any extravagant lifestyle, so I had no problem co-signing for his student loans. Well after 4 years of going to school and then giving up… he is or I should say ... Read More »

              Went to College and Can’t Get Ahead Financially. – Rjaj

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              “Dear Steve, I went back to college made school loans and I am in debt more than when I started. Need help in my financial part of life. How do I go from living from paycheck to paycheck and start getting ahead. I dont know how people save money and invest and all that. I am at a complete loss. ... Read More »

                Schizophrenia and Student Loans. How Can My Daughter Discharge Her Loans? – Beverly

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                “Dear Steve, I have a 30 year old daughter that has Schizophrenia and she has school loans that she pays back out of her SSI check every month. She works PT and has a car but still lives with her elderly parents. Is there anything that can be done to “forgive” school loans? Schizophrenia is a terrible life long disease ... Read More »

                  My Father Was Supposed to Pay My Student Loans. He Didn’t. – Cecilia

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                  “Dear Steve, I have a 3.000 student loan that was supposed to have been paid by my father 15 years ago. He did not. Now I recieved a letter from an address the collector found from my Discover Credit card (my brothes house in Florida) saying that I have to pay over 10,000 on late fees, etc. I have not ... Read More »

                    Is College Worth It? The Value of College

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                    Georgetown University released a study that looked at how much a college education is really worth. Researchers examined different bachelor’s degrees, their median earnings and then broke down their findings to study differences in varying demographics. They state that “which degree you have matters – but so does your major.” It has been shown that different majors yield different ranges ... Read More »

                      Will My Granddaughter Be Eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness? – Anne Marie

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                      When my grandaughter begins college in the fall it will become necessary for her to apply for a student loan to help with the tuition. When she graduates, will she be eligible for tuition forgiveness? She is going into a nursing program at Ramapo College in New Jersey. Thanks for any info that would help her. Anne Marie I’m currently ... Read More »

                        How Do I Deal With Sallie Mae When Bankruptcy is Not an Option? – Debbie

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                        I have $125,000.00 in debt with Sallie Mae Servicing Center, I have been with them for years, but with their high interest rates and principles, I will never pay this off unless I win the lottery. I tried to get loan forgiveness they denied that saying my loan was before 1998. I did not get my teaching degree until 2005 ... Read More »

                          My Ex-Wife Was Supposed to Pay Her 100K in Student Loans. I Can’t Find Her. – Patrick

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                          Got married in college…wife and I consolidated student loans through the Devil (Sallie Mae). We got divorced…my name is the primary on the consolidation account. I am buried in excess of $100,000 in student loan debt that my ex-wife and I borrowed in college. When we got divorced she was required to pay her portion in accordance with the divorce ... Read More »

                            How Can I Bring My Student Loans Current in a Reasonable Amount of Time? – James

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                            “Dear Steve, In a nutshell: 33,000 in student loan debt, not great credit, debt to income ratio to high, to many accounts with high interest, can’t refinance house, wouldn’t make any money selling the house. I’m having trouble making monthly payment and my student loans are on forbarence are coming due. I don’t have emergency funds left in my savings ... Read More »

                              I Was Told My Student Loans Would be Forgiven. Now I’m Hearing a Different Story. – Julie

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                              “Dear Steve, I went through a divorce about 9 years ago and really got taken in the mediation process, my ex is controlling and manipulative and it’s been easier to let him out of his financial commitments than to fight about it. Since becoming a single mom that has necessitated career changes which in turn necessitated a degree change and ... Read More »

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