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How Can I Get Navient to Work With Me on Repayment?

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.24.2015 | College
Steve Rhode

Navient has every right to contact the cosigner on the loan. The cosigner agreed to be 100% responsible for the loan if you defaulted. That's the role of the cosigner. The get all the liability and none of the benefit.

Discover Penalized For Allegedly Cheating Student Loan Borrowers

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

Discover Financial Services agreed to pay at least $18.5 million for allegedly cheating more than 100,000 borrowers with private student loans, the f...

Could a Citizens Bank Student Loan be an Option for You?

Stephen Dash | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Stephen Dash

Citizens Bank Student Loan Highlights Wide variety of loan products, with multiple rates, terms, and repayment options Strong parent loan alternative...

Predatory Lender or 'Premier' Chain of Career Colleges?

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.17.2015 | College
Kyle McCarthy

Recently, Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell held a conference call discussing the Department's plans for debt relief for Corinthian College students as well as to discuss holding other predatory schools accountable.

I Went to a Scam School and Now I Have Private Student Loan Problems

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

It sure sounds like you got royally screwed. But if there is any good news here it is the loans could be fully discharged in bankruptcy. You see, I doubt the school was eligible for federal student loans so it was probably a private student loan you were saddled with.

Great Lakes Higher Education Authority Says They Can't Sue Me

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

Most people make the critical mistake of not actively participating in repairing their credit after bankruptcy and let far too much time pass. Repairing credit after bankruptcy is really a 1-2 year affair.

Should You Get a Sallie Mae Student Loan?

Stephen Dash | Posted 07.13.2015 | Education
Stephen Dash

Navient has now departed from Sallie Mae and is a publicly traded company. It is expected to service more than 300 billion in student loans and many borrowers who took out Sallie Mae loans may now be under management by Navient.

Affording an Education: A Guide To Your Financial Aid Options

Credible | Posted 07.09.2015 | Education
Credible

With billions of dollars available annually for students to pay for their education, most college students utilize at least one type of financial aid. Financial aid options come from federal and state governments, individual colleges, or private organizations, and is available in the following forms.

Credible Launches Private Student Loan Marketplace

Stephen Dash | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Stephen Dash

Our team at Credible is thrilled to announce that we have recently launched a marketplace for private student loans in addition to our student loan re...

What You Should Know About Private Student Loans

Credible | Posted 07.06.2015 | Education
Credible

Private student loans are loans made by banks or other financial institutions for financial aid. The main difference between private and federal student loans is that federal loans are funded by the government. In the 2011-12 school year, almost 1.4 million undergraduates borrowed private loans.

What You Need to Know: Personal Loans for Students

Stephen Dash | Posted 07.06.2015 | College
Stephen Dash

Many students look towards personal loans to help them cover all of the extra costs while in college. However, the option of a personal loan may not be the wisest financial choice, especially if a private student loan can cover the extra costs instead.

Keys to Understanding Your Student Loans While in School

Stephen Dash | Posted 07.05.2015 | Education
Stephen Dash

It's no secret that most college graduates need student loans to help pay for college. In fact, many students take out multiple student loans with differing repayment terms. That's why it'simportant to understand what loans you're signing your name to.

Private Student Loans Are Trapping Co-Signers, CFPB Finds

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.18.2015 | College

Nine-in-ten borrowers who applied for co-signer release on their private student loans were rejected, a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau repor...

3 Ways to Get the Best Private Student Loans for College

Credible | Posted 06.07.2015 | Education
Credible

Finding the right private student loan for you will help you fund your college degree with the best terms and with the lowest interest rate possible. Many students turn to private loans after they have exhausted all of their federal options.

Will You Qualify for Federal Student Loan Aid?

Credible | Posted 06.07.2015 | College
Credible

If you're looking to attend college, there's a good chance that you might need financial aid. An important factor that determines student loan eligibility is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Let's find out how the EFC is used and calculated.

Could Your LinkedIn Profile Be Your New Credit Score?

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
Aryea Aranoff

If you're a working professional and you're using social media to connect with friends, colleagues and business opportunities, then you need to be aware that your posts, updates, tweets and pictures can impact your financial future.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness: Am I Eligible and How Does It Work?

CommonBond | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
CommonBond

If you've earned a graduate degree and want to go into a line of work that makes the world a better place, congratulations! You may be eligible for Federal Loan Forgiveness. However, these programs are very specific and not for everyone.

Understanding the Key Differences Between Federal and Private Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 06.30.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

Most students who are entering college today will need some form of financial aid in order to cover all of their college related financial expenses.

Why Have My Private Student Lenders Not Sued Me Yet?

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.09.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Dear Steve, I went to a public school and obtained 2 degrees. A good portion of my student loan debt were in private loans. The economy crashed ...

Can You Discharge Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy?

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.07.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

There's a big misconception that private student loans can never be discharged in bankruptcy. People have repeated that statement so often they believ...

Private Education Loans Need Practical Reform

Suraj Bhatt | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Suraj Bhatt

The inability to defer private education loans adds tremendous pressure to these students and their families. If a student is in school when repayment must begin, there is an unavoidable shift of responsibility to the co-signer. Is this always fair?

What's the Best Way to Consolidate Student Loan Debt?

CommonBond | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money
CommonBond

If you're looking to save thousands on student loan interest payments -- as well as time and headaches from managing multiple monthly payments -- then understanding the consolidation process is critical. Here's the rundown you need to determine whether student loan refinancing and consolidation is right for you.

My Opera Singer Wife Will Never Get Out From Under the Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.22.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

You should spend time looking at the Income Based Repayment Program, which will reduce your federal loans to what you can afford based on income. Under this program, even a $0 monthly payment is considered a full payment based on income requirements.

Income Sharing Agreements Could Help Fix the Student Loan Crisis

Jon Hartley | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Jon Hartley

A novel funding concept is sweeping the college education funding system by storm. Income Sharing Agreements (ISAs) are a financial vehicle in which a student receives a fixed amount of money to pay for their college tuition.

How Can I Consolidate All My Private Student Loans?

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.01.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I'm looking to consolidate private/government student loans. I have a few several outstanding loans wit...