Bills.com has published more than 100 pages of resources and answers to reader questions about student loan relief. Your question is open-ended, so rather than try to summarize what Bills.com has published about student loan relief, the following is a list of the top 20 student loan relief reader questions and answers. Scroll through the list and find your top concern. Click on that link and read your fellow reader's question and our answer. Return to this page to learn more about your other student loan relief concerns.
Learn the five steps to consolidate a federal student loan, and the four steps to consolidating a private student loan.
Regarding collections, private student loans are similar to unsecured debt. If you default on a private loan, the creditor or collection agency must sue you in civil court.
Your lender showing willingness to negotiate a settlement on your private student loan is a positive step. Where to start negotiations for a lump-sum settlement.
There is a limited exception to when you can discharge a student loan in bankruptcy. To do so, you must prove to the bankruptcy court you are in an undue hardship.
When you co-signed on the loan, you assumed legal responsibility to pay the loan. You made yourself subject to collections if the party you co-signed for defaults on the agreed payment arrangements.
If you cannot afford to repay your student loan, whether it be a private student loan or a federal student loan, you have two types of options — temporary payment suspension, and changing the loan's repayment terms.
The one advantage of using your equity to retire your student loan is that student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. If a financial disaster befalls you in the future, you can discharge the refinanced mortgage debt in bankruptcy.
In Income Contingent Repayment, the borrower's monthly repayment amount is based on total Direct Loan amounts, family size, and adjusted gross income.
IBR is a repayment plan for many types of federal student loans that caps the size of the monthly payment, based on the borrower's income and family size.
If you are disabled and have a federal student loan, the Dept. of Education may cancel the balance of your loan. However, you must apply to have your loan canceled.
The options available to you to help stop or reduce the wage garnishment you are experiencing will depend on whether your delinquent student loans are federally insured loans, such as Perkins, Stafford, PLUS loans, or private student loans.
Due to changes in federal laws in 1998 and 2005, collection on federal student loans now have no statute of limitations. Learn the options available for student loan resolution.
Unlike federally insured loans, your state's statute of limitations for taking legal action to collect on written contracts will apply to private student loans. Once the statute of limitations expires, the creditor will be limited in taking legal action against you.
Scrupulous mortgage brokers who now need to pass a federally administered examination to work in the field play by the book. I think it highly unlikely you will be able to consolidate your student loans with a conventional mortgage.
A dizzying array of student loans await student loan shoppers. The most basic distinction is who guarantees or stands behind the loan — the US federal government or private lenders.
Taking a 401(k) distribution my result in lower interest costs, but will almost certainly result in the increased monthly expense of saving for your retirement.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program discharges any remaining student loan debt after 10 years of full-time employment in public service.
The results of not paying a student loan, and options for avoiding a default on federal student loan.
To get a negative credit report made by the Dept. of Education removed, you must successfully complete the Dept. of Education's loan rehabilitation program.
SLM Corp., also known as Sallie Mae, is the US’s largest originator of federally insured student loans. It manages more than $180 billion in debt for more than 10 million student loan borrowers.
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