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Disabled and Hoping the Department of Education Will Help With Your Student Loan. Read This.

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By Sasha Chavkin, Cezary Podkul, Jeannette Neumann, and Ben Protess This article is a collaboration among ProPublica and the Center for Public Integrity, which are independent nonprofit investigative newsrooms; and the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, at Columbia University. It was co-published with the Chronicle of Higher Education. Tina Brooks can’t sit or stand for more than half an hour ... Read More »

    Student Loans – People Speak Out About Drowning in Student Loans

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    Here is our latest video on debt. This time it’s all about the burden of student loans. Nothing says frustration like a lifetime of debt for a degree you never finished. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Read More »

      My Husband Died 27 Days After We Bought Our House. Now I’m Drowning in Student Loans. – Tonia

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      I’m a widow, at 34 years old . My husband and I bought our home in Nov of 2008 moved in on 11/11/2008 , he died 27 days later from a heart attact. at 34 years old. NO life insurance. My finances are such that I’m working three jobs and back in school online which I saved and paid cash ... Read More »

        Single Dad With Two Kids of College Age. – Rick

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        Single dad with two kids of college age 35.000 a year way more bills than that just barely making it stopped paying credit card companies and they are threating i cant even make a deal because i cant pay my bills now If i file bankrupcy they will add that money to my income and eliminate any possability for my ... Read More »

          How Can I Lower My Student Loan Payments? – Marq

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          I was what people would probably consider a disadvantaged student living close to the poverty income line when I first started college. Financial aid was critical for me to be able to attend college. My real debt started when financial aid officials informed me after the semester had started that I had a large balance in my account that financial ... Read More »

            What Can I Do About My Student Loans? – M

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            My student loan debts were accrued sometime in 1993 when I deferred. I had consolidated all my loans by then. Due to inability to find a job, I defaulted. In or about 2003, I was able to gather some certain about $70,000 which I wanted to use to pay off my debt. I think my student loans were around in ... Read More »

              Alex Went to Law School, Business School and is Now Buried in Student Loans

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              “Dear Steve, I went to both law school and business school. I dropped out of law school after a year and a half but borrowed a lot of money for that time since law school is quite expensive, especially for a private school. This pretty much set me back. Business school wasn’t as expensive. I now have over $108,000 dollars ... Read More »

                I Went Back to School, Got Student Loans, But No Job. – Edith

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                “Dear Steve, I am a single mother of two. I filed bankruptcy back in 2003 after I had lost my job and was unable to pay my credit card bills. I was unable to find a job after that so I went back to school to get my bachelor’s degree. I got my degree in 2008 and during those 4 ... Read More »

                  Peter Is Trying to Find Shelter In These Uncertain Economic Times

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                  “Dear Steve, I’m wondering if it time for a a mid-recovery, mid-recession course correction? My situation is grad school era babies, two layoffs and completely unnecessarily missed/late CC payments have buried us in CC debt (65K@30%APR), auto (6K@0%, 15K@7%) and student loans (35K at 8%) with little hope of lower interest rates or new financing options. Thankfully we got out ... Read More »

                    Lowen Wants to Know “Can I Budget My Way Out Of Debt?”

                    Lowen “Dear Steve, I have $102,000.00 in student loans, $21,000 in credit debt, and can’t budget my way out of a wet paper bag. I make $21.40 per hr and work 36 hrs a week, my wife works and makes $11.50 per hr and works 30 hrs per week. I own nothing of value, no homes, my cars are at ... Read More »

                      I Need to Get My Student Loans Out of Forbearance?

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                      Quinton “Dear Steve, I need to get my student loans out of forberrence? What is the best way to consolidate? Quinton”   Dear Quinton Forbearance and consolidation are two different things. If your student loans are in forbearance they are on hold, not requiring any payments from you right now. But while they are on hold, interest is still building ... Read More »

                        I Enrolled Into Westwood College Online for a Career in Criminal Justice. – Matthew

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                        “Dear Steve, In 2007 I enrolled into Westwood College Online for a career in Criminal Justice. I got approved for like $6000 through the school $150/ month while attending the school, plus a Sallie Mae loan for like $7000 which I believe its a loan I must pay back after I graduate. Due to the economy I decided to stop ... Read More »

                          Student Loan Debt: The Next Subprime Bubble to Burst?

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                          I just finished watching the Frontline PBS show College, Inc. about for-profit education and the resulting student loan debt. It was estimated that students in for-profit colleges will graduate with double the amount of student loan debt as compared to a traditional university. The default rate was alarming as well. For-profit colleges account for 10% of students but 44% of ... Read More »

                            My Girlfriend is Mentally Ill, Has Student Loans and Owes Bank of America. – Aaron

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                            Aaron “Hello Steve, My girlfriend is a full time student in college. She has maxed out her Bank of America credit card ($6,000) and has about $5,000 in student loans. She has a mental illness and most likely won’t be working for quite some time. She has missed one payment about 4-5 months ago. Her credit card rate I believe ... Read More »

                              I’m Willing to Co-Sign a Loan to Help Out My Guy. – Lou

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                              Lou “Dear Steve, Asking for my guy. He’s currently about $50,000 in debt between his student loan, car loan, and using his credit card to pay bills while he was out of work. The card is a bit over $6k, car is between $10 and 11k, and the student loan is around $34k. He currently makes about $30,000 a year ... Read More »

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