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Borrower Defense to Repayment (DTR)

A detailed discussion of the Borrower Defense to Repayment (DTR). Whistleblower: Dept. Of Education Deliberately Thwarted Loan Forgiveness Process - Forbes   . . .
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Military PSLF and Are Loans Worth It?

Discussion for how the military can take advantage of Federal Student Loan programs. I also answer the question about taking student loans to pursue a Master's degree. . . .
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Discharge, IDR, and Closed For-Profit Schools

Today I took questions from the audience. Topics include bankruptcy discharge, IDR and growing balances, and a bit about closed for-profit schools. . . .
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How to Get Rid of Your Student Loan

Everyone wants to get rid of their student loans. Let's talk about how you can do that. . . .
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Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) works!

Student Loan Talk - PSLF really does work. Let's talk about it! . . .
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Married Doesn’t Mean Joining Finances all the Time.

Congratulations! You said, "I do!" Oh, the things that follow "I do". Sometimes it's "I don't", or "I won't". Hopefully, it's not "I shouldn't have". I'm talking purely student loans here. Recently I was quoted in a story by Nerd Wallet, titled "Should your student loans and your spouse’s get . . .
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PSLF Application and the Big Bug

It's here! Finally! The long awaited application for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). True to Dept. of Ed fashion, it has one big bug in it. The kind that you don't want to step on because you know it'll be messy. But first, lets discuss what PSLF is, and then we can look at the form. What . . .
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ITT Loan Escape Plans

If you're an ITT student, or know one, you know that ITT is closed effective September 6, 2016. No matter how it went down, the question you want answered now is what to do about your student loans. The short answer is, I really don't know. What follows is my suggestions, as The Student Loan Lawyer. . . .
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Student Loan Bill of Rights

On March 10, 2015, President Obama introduced the Student Aid Bill of Rights; another executive action to deal with student loan debt. Read the official Memorandum. Let's take a look at some of the details. State-of-the-Art Complaint and Feedback System The President is requesting a "simple . . .
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Bankruptcy is not the answer…or is it?

When it comes to student loans, bankruptcy tends to be useless. But not always. Sometimes it can help. Sometimes it can hurt. Let's take a deeper look. Bankruptcy Helps If you have a federal student loan with a wage garnishment or social security offset, a bankruptcy can offer protection. Once a . . .
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