Sue Mitchel-Runow
Sue Mitchel-Runow

Let's get OUR bail out. But the home owners did not get their's either...so I doubt we will see such a thing. I think it will be impossible because those who did pay for their own college or their kids will resent other getting a bail out, at least that I would expect from conservatives...even though the price of secondary schooling keeps escalating...I personally wish we would invest in secondary education, especially for doctors, nurses and mental health care providers I hear we need so...

Let's get OUR bail out. But the home owners did not get their's either...so I doubt we will see such a thing. I think it will be impossible because those who did pay for their own college or their kids will resent other getting a bail out, at least that I would expect from conservatives...even though the price of secondary schooling keeps escalating...I personally wish we would invest in secondary education, especially for doctors, nurses and mental health care providers I hear we need so much of, instead of military might...also in the IT and engineering we desperately need.

Ge Curtis
Ge Curtis

I agree with you guys! I'm already 20,000 in student loadns already.

Pamela Letterman
Pamela Letterman

I am 62 years old and I am still paying on loans. I expect to go to my grave with this debt, since they will look for payment, even when I am on Social Security.

Jan Stevenson
Jan Stevenson

My fiance can't work due to the war; some of his disability money is taken due to student loans. I'm disabled and can't afford to risk taking out a loan to pay for school, to perhaps better my situation.

Ashley Collins
Ashley Collins

I cant go back to school because I'm in default, but I cant get a better job without a better education! WTF?

Jason Berman
Jason Berman

It's next to impossible for top students to obtain academic scholarships. For those who graduated with honors and are drowning in student debt, we should grant them scholarships retroactively. It's the right thing to do.

Sharlene Chapman
Sharlene Chapman

Parent Plus Loans are a wonderful revenue source for the government. The interest rate is baffling to say the least. I will never be able to retire and am being forced to move in with friends as I cannot afford to live alone.

ChrissyandBrian Dalton
ChrissyandBrian Dalton

When I started school I envisioned having graduated by now but now do not know if I will truly ever graduate. When we had our 2nd child who will soon be 5 we had no idea he would have a genetic condition. He cannot walk or talk..is severly handicapped. But yet there is no help in these circumstances. I have not been able to work due to caring for him. I have considered a night job but he has been taken to ER in middle of the night countless times in which always results in a few day hospital...

When I started school I envisioned having graduated by now but now do not know if I will truly ever graduate. When we had our 2nd child who will soon be 5 we had no idea he would have a genetic condition. He cannot walk or talk..is severly handicapped. But yet there is no help in these circumstances. I have not been able to work due to caring for him. I have considered a night job but he has been taken to ER in middle of the night countless times in which always results in a few day hospital stay. So how can I hold a job?? If we could have seen the future with our son I would have never started school. How is there not more help or more options for people who thought college was the right thing? & why not bankruptcy?? I just don't understand why more is not being done to help us. I know some people just try to not pay but there are those of us who have legitimate reasons for needing help. I think if you can prove reasons why you need help then there should be more options.

Julie Costanten
Julie Costanten
  • ChrissyandBrian Dalton

You should look into a hardship waver. In some cases, if you can prove that paying the loan is a hardship, due to medical issues, they will discharge the loan. Takes time and you have to jump through hoops but if it works, I say go for it!

ChrissyandBrian Dalton
ChrissyandBrian Dalton
  • ChrissyandBrian Dalton

Julie..do u know who I would talk to about that? Thank u for the info.

Sue Mitchel-Runow
Sue Mitchel-Runow
  • ChrissyandBrian Dalton

Julie Costanten ..I dont think this is correct...They may let you delay payments and may temporarily stop interest rates...but discharging the debt is almost impossible unless you can prove you are totally 100% disabled permanently. I am curious, where have you seem cases of loan being discharged?

Meredith Good
Meredith Good
  • ChrissyandBrian Dalton

I had plenty of "hardship deferments" with South Carolina Student Loan but all it did was ease the pain momentarily....then they jacked my interest rate up as a result. "Yeah, we will let you go during hard times....but we will get you later, my pretty!"

Meredith Good
Meredith Good
  • ChrissyandBrian Dalton

As an aside the result is, I have been out of school since December 1996 and have barely- I mean barely- made a dent in the principal.

Karen McKown
Karen McKown
  • ChrissyandBrian Dalton

Unless it has changed, I was told that my son's disability doesn't do squat. Only if I am totally disabled could I get help. So I haven't paid diddly for almost 30 years. :(

Irmgard Wuerth
Irmgard Wuerth
  • ChrissyandBrian Dalton

Sue Mitchel-Runow I have also read this statement on a "Student Loan Removal" site,but probably HARD to do,unless u r totally disabled.

Candace Jurine
Candace Jurine

I went back to school in order to learn a new trade but after I completed the course learned that I needed to pay 300.00 more out pocket which is hard when you are unemployed. Then employers are selective and only want people with experience or background in the field. I thought education was given you that background. I paid off one major student loan but now I have this one and no one is hiring. Dang if you dang if you dont feels like a caught 22. I dont feel it right.

Cherie Bertozzi
Cherie Bertozzi

Because of the Hugh debt that are laid on students with loans, we are doing everything to not borrow however for my son to finish and graduate we will end up having to. It scares me for his future starting out with debt makes it hard to get on your feet.

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