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Department of Education Offers Proposed Hope for Student Loan Changes

The Department of Education announced a set of proposed changes to federal student loan programs. It is interesting to note what is missing here. The two biggest fixes that are needed are the restoration of the discharge of student loan debt in bankruptcy as a regular debt and a fix for the spousal consolidation loan …

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If You Work for Government, Military, or Non-Profit and Have Federal Student Loans – READ THIS NOW!

If You Work for Government, Military, or Non-Profit and Have Federal Student Loans – READ THIS NOW!

Many people don’t realize while I’ve been a consumer debt expert since 1994 I am also an airplane pilot for the fire department. So public service issues are near to my heart. There has been a great uproar regarding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program offered by the Department of Education since 2007. That program …

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Gets Big Boost Towards Delivering Promises

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness federal student loan forgiveness program was designed to attract good people into lower-paying fields that serve the public good. These fields include teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, military, low-income medical care, etc. While President Bush created the program, it was all but murdered under President Trump. As a result, people that …

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My FFEL Loans Were Garnished by Ascendium and I Could Not Get PSLF Forgiveness

Question: Dear Steve, I am a Federal Family Education Loan recipient. I had a 63,000 loan in the nineties and consolidated it. I went into default, and Ascendium Education Group garnished my wages at the public defender’s office for 12 years. I worked there for 14 years. They garnished over $180,000. I recently received a …

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