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Sallie Mae

My Student Loan Debt Collector Won’t Listen to What I Can Afford to Pay

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“Dear Steve, – I graduated college in 2009 after using what seems to be 5 different loan companies; sallie mae, chase, AES and two I can’t even remember. I have spent the last few years digging myself out of credit card debt holes due to not finding a job for almost a year after graduation. All my credit cards are ... Read More »

    Should I Use My Retirement Money to Pay Off My Student Loans? – Cynthia


    “Dear Steve, I would like to know if I would be better off paying off student loans with a retirement plan disbursement from former employer I have about $26,000 in SallieMae student loans. I will be receiving a disbursement from a former employer for Profit Sharing and Money Purchase plans. I want to know if I would be better off ... Read More »

      Is the Sallie Mae Class Action Lawsuit a Scam or Will I Get Money? – Vicki

      single mom

      “Dear Steve, I have student loans with Sallie Mae and was notified of a Class Action suit against them because of excessice cell phone calls to customers. I have my student loans with Sallie Mae (which are current and in good status) but was notified last year of a Class Action suit against them (Arthur et Al.v Sallie Mae). I ... Read More »

        If I Kill Myself Will Sallie Mae Take My Life Insurance Money to Pay the Student Loans? – Sam


        “Dear Steve, Took out student loans at 8.5 % interest rate in middle 90’s to enable me to get Bachelors degree to be a teacher, have been making payments off and on since depending upon if I could afford them or not. Have used up all forbearances, etc…options, and am currently in about month 6 of a year long income ... Read More »

          Can I Get An Income Based Repayment Plan for My $197K in Student Loans? – Ian

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          “Dear Steve, Due to the poor financial planning of both myself and my parents, I financed my undergraduate education primarily with student loans. Even worse, I went to an out-of-state school with high tuition. After four years (and an abortive year in law school), I racked up about $197,000 in student loans. I know it’s an obscene amount. I have ... Read More »

            How Can I Afford My Sallie Mae Student Loans in Retirement? – Nancy


            “Dear Steve, I owe Sallie Mae about $62,000. I originally borrowed $45 in 1998 for graduate school all are subsidized student loans consolidated at 8.5%. I have been making payments since 1999 with some times of forebarence etc. I make OK money now and pay the loans of $571, but now I am retiring and will make so much less. ... Read More »

              Everest Institute Did Not Help Me Get a Job in Medical Billing and Coding. – Ashley

              Student Loan Corkboard Concept

              “Dear Steve, I went to Bryman Institute in 2007 for medical billing and coding. While I was there they changed the name to Everest Institute which was a red flag to me but I was already in the program for a while so there wasn’t much for me to do. I successfully completed the program and got a job at ... Read More »

                My Ex-Husband and I Consolidated Our Student Loans. I’m Still Paying. – Marie


                “Dear Steve, My ex-husband and I consolidated our student loans back in 2004. In our divorce in 2012, I am required to pay on the joint loans for 10 years then in reverts to him. He is currently paying individual loans of ours. He makes considerably more than I do (about $45,000/yr and I’m around $25,000/yr) and I am unable ... 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 »

                      Why Did Sallie Mae Stop Garnishing My Wages? – Misty


                      “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


                        “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 »

                            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 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 »

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