Real Life Student Debt Stories

“In the event of your passing, your loan balance would be discharged. No one else would be responsible for your debt.” The above was in response to my question to my new loan servicer Navient as to why I was still paying on a school loan from 1987. I am almost 63...

Tell Your Student Loan Lender You Want A Payment You Can Afford

If you have student loan debt and you’re struggling to pay off your monthly payment, you’re not alone.  Millions of borrowers are struggling to make ends meet.  Lenders and student loan servicers (the company that sends a bill each month) are notoriously bad at...
Americans need more help dealing with loan companies

Americans need more help dealing with loan companies

U.S. students are still largely on their own to protect themselves when they are struggling to repay their debt, despite the government’s condemnation of some education loan servicers’ unfair, deceptive and illegal practices. In a report last week, the...
What Do the Election Results Mean for Student Loan Borrowers?

What Do the Election Results Mean for Student Loan Borrowers?

It appears that the Republican Party has taken over the Senate, and Republicans were elected or re-elected to several key state governorships. What does this mean for students and student loan borrowers? Here are some key things to think about: We still have a divided...