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Department of Education Tips Hand on Student Loan Defense


The Department of Education is scheduled to publish a request that seems to tip their hand about a borrower defense that could allow lots of students from having to repay their student loans. Clever attorneys will find a way to confirm if schools have violated state laws, as the government has claimed some have. If proven the school had violate ... Read More »

    The Real Reason Student Loans Should Be Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

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    President Obama got people thinking when he raised the possibility of discharging certain education loans in bankruptcy within the context of the executive action he signed last week — the one that’s intended to ensure unfettered access to government-sponsored relief programs and a means for registering complaints about unfair treatment. Not to be outdone, 13 U.S. Senators introduced the Fairness ... Read More »

      Is it True I Can Eliminate My Student Loans in Bankruptcy if I Just Stop Paying Them?

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      “Dear Steve, I currently have 58,000 in private loans and 98,000.00 in federal loans and I currently have no clue what to do. My private loan provider (the wonderful sallie mae)….wants 600.00 a month, and the federal goverment wants 450.00 a month. I am a teacher and these payments are just not possible….some people told me that if I let ... Read More »

        My Student Loans Were Discharged in Bankruptcy But They Are Trying to Collect

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        “Dear Steve, My chapter 7 was discharged in 2002 wherein I listed all student loans and creditors. No one showed up. No one filed an adversarial proceeding. Then 3-1/2 months later I received a call wherein there told me I had to repay these loans and had me sign a FFELP Fed Consolidation Loan and Prom Note application. I now ... Read More »

          Bankruptcy Attorneys Report Major Problems Brewing for Holders of Student Loan Debt

          The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys conducted a survey of its members. Of the 860 bankruptcy attorneys that participated in the survey, 81 percent said potential clients with student loan debt have increased “significantly” or “somewhat” in the last three-four years. Nearly two out of five of bankruptcy attorneys (39 percent) have seen potential student loan client cases jump ... Read More »

            Can I bankrupt the judgement on my student loan that was obtained prior to the 2005 student law changes?

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            I got a student loan in 1996. I failed out of my school shortly thereafter, but quickly transferred to a new school and continued my education. I was then re-accepted back into the first school and failed out again, finishing my degree in the second school. So, I got my degree, and it was a fight. I made some payments ... Read More »

              I Owe $100,000 in Student Loan Debt And Might Have to Leave the U.S. My H-1B is Expiring. – Venkat

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              “Dear Steve, I have been in US from 2002, I have been working full time from 2004. I have been working on my part time MBA from a Top business school from 2008. I am on currently on a H-1B visa now. The green card is no where in sight. I have minimum credit card debt and i have cleared ... Read More »

                Was My Wells Fargo Private Student Loan Really Discharged in My Bankruptcy? – Linda

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                “Dear Steve, In 2007, I filed Ch 7 bankruptcy and I was told my private student loan w/ Wells Fargo was not discharged. Move ahead to Sept 2009. I was served papers from a local debt collection lawyer in CO about collecting this debt. I negotiated a settlement and am awaiting to see the final paperwork concerning the settlement prior ... Read More »

                  Can I Eliminate and Discharge My Student Loans With Bankruptcy? – Matt

                  Matt “Dear Steve, In April of 2004 I graduated from college with an associates in applied business. Quickly upon graduation i was startled at what i was expected to pay per month for my recent, what I thought was self improving, endeavor. Stuck with the inability to repay these student loans, I really have no idea on what to do….as ... Read More »

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