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I Thought My Art Institute Student Loans Were Eliminated in My Bankruptcy? – Stephanie

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Question: Dear Steve, I went to the Art Institute of California for video production. I graduated in December of 2009. Due to life I had not been able to pay my loans. The went from being 54,000 when I graduated to over a 120,000 last year. Most of the loans were private and I got them discharged in bankruptcy at ... Read More »

    How Do I Get My Student Loans Eliminated if I’m Disabled? – Natasha

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    Question: Dear Steve, Recently approved for Social Security Disability, unable to work and am in default on student loans. The amount I will be receiving from Disability is less than one-fourth of what my net income was when working. Lost my home and car due to loss of income. Is there a way to have the student loans discharged due ... Read More »

      I’m Taking Care of My Sick Father and Thinking of Bankruptcy

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      Question: Dear Steve, I am a 35 year old mother of 2. I currently have an MBA but haven’t been using the degree at work because I take care of my ill father part-time and work-part time at a bank. Currently I owe $89,000 on my house, $38,000 in federal student loans and $36,000 in credit cards. My question is- ... Read More »

        Is There Anyway to Get Out From Under My Navient Student Loans? – Kim

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        Question: Dear Steve, I was young and dumb and didn’t have any financial help with college. I took out student loans to support my education. After 2 years, I was supposed to be able to get instate tuition, but my alcoholic mother kept claiming me as a dependent on her taxes (although she didn’t support me in ANY WAY). Needless ... Read More »

          Should We Consolidate Student Loan Debt Into Mortgage? – Rhonda

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          Question: Dear Steve, We are going to refinance our home, out of an adjustable rate, and wondering if we should bundle our kids’ student loan debt into the mortgage. The student loan interest rate is high and simple interest; the mortgage interest lower, of course. We are at about 50% equity. Should we continue to pay off the student loan ... Read More »

            I’m Running Out of Options to Deal With My Student Loan Debt

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            Question: Dear Steve, When I was 18, I got pregnant with my first child. I had to quit the college that I was going to on a full scholarship because they had no programs for families and I couldn’t afford to make it on my own and still go to school. I moved back home, but still wanted to get ... Read More »

              What Are The Best Private Student Loans?

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              Question: Dear Steve, I am a current junior at a university. I still have a ways to go before I complete my Bachelor Degree. I have no desire to go any further than a Bachelors. This is my second semester at university and there is not very much left over of my grant and loans after tuition. I would like ... Read More »

                What Can I Do About a Private Student Loan Wage Garnish?

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                Question: Dear Steve, Took out a private student loan for instrumentation school did not graduate ran out of money tried working an going to school got 3 to 4 hours sleep a night had to drop out. Got a garnishment of 25% of my wages by lender Borrowed 30,000 garnishment is for 52,000 plus 7.5% interest on the $52,000 till ... Read More »

                  There is No Way I Can Ever Afford My Private Student Loans. What Can I Do?

                  Question: Dear Steve, I have a total student loan debt of $140,000. Out of that total amount, about $131,000 is Private Student Loans. I have a bachelor’s degree that I received in 2012. I have been working since the day I graduated making decent money, but not enough to live on my own and afford my minimum private student loan ... Read More »

                    Can I Just Pay What I Can Afford on My Private Student Loans?

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                    Question: Dear Steve, So I have private loans and a few federal loans my month payment currently is for all my loans is about $1000. My employer has been helpful by letting me work OT to make this happen. Currently working 12 hours of OT a week. But that is about to end, they are working on eliminating OT for ... Read More »

                      I’m a Single Mom and Struggling with Student Loans and Childcare

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                      Question: Dear Steve, I am a single mom of two and I have about 67k in student loan debt. I cannot afford to pay my student loans after trying to work 2 and 3 jobs just to take care of my children. I don’t have anyone to help me. The payments are high, even with the income based repayment plan. ... Read More »

                        Making More Money Drives Up My Student Loan Payments

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                        Question: Dear Steve, I owe like 50k or more in student loans that I will never be able to pay. I graduated in 1997 and have been able for various reasons to defer with different programs until recently. I guess laws changed. My loans are with Granite State. I am setup on income based payments. I am married, with one ... Read More »

                          Can I Just Let My Private Student Loans Expire and Say Goodbye?

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                          Question: Dear Steve, I owe 104K in private loans. I think I have 8. One of the loans has a cosigner. If I quit paying my loans and still continue to pay the one with the cosigner. I am to the point where I can’t afford to live. I have a good job but can’t get ahead. Is it possible ... Read More »

                            Can I Not Pay My Private Student Loan With a Cosigner?

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                            Question: Dear Steve, I paid my undergraduate degree completely in loans, some federal, most private. The private loan companies include: Discover student loans and Wells Fargo. My loans are sum total of 70,000. I want to go back to graduate school but I’m terrified of getting into more loans. What do you suggest for lenders who have cosigners? Claiming bankruptcy ... Read More »

                              AES is Not Willing to Help Me With an Affordable Private Student Loan Payment

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                              Question: Dear Steve, Several years back my married daughter had been working and due do the economy had been losing many jobs. She decided to go back to school to hopefully get a better job. Of course to make all this happen she needed to apply for student loans. In order to get the loans she needed a co-signer. I ... Read More »

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