Student Loan Debt

The student loan crisis is now well beyond the $1 trillion mark. The U.S. Department of Education recently released data that 13.7 percent of borrowers are in default. And while student loans often receive special protections under the law, such as bankruptcy discharge rules, or garnishment preference or priority rules, collectors of student loans must […]

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Almost anyone who has a large student loan knows that the general rule is that you cannot discharge student loans in a bankruptcy. If you could, every college graduate in America would be lining up to file. Of course, there are some exceptions to this general rule, which the professionals at Leiderman Shelomith, P.A. can […]

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There are plenty of great reasons to live in Florida – the weather is beautiful, you’re never more than 45 minutes away from a beach no matter where you’re located in the state, and, let’s not forget, it’s the home of the happiest place on earth, Disney World. If you’re already a college student, or […]

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If You Are a Service-Disabled Veteran, You May Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

01/12/2015
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If you are a service-disabled veteran, and you are unable to keep up with the payments on your student loan, the Department of Education offers complete student loan forgiveness. Federal student loan programs will allow you to discharge your student loans if you are found to have a total and permanent disability. This process is […]

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Choosing a Job That Can Help Eliminate Your Student Loans

01/09/2015
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You worked hard in school. You got into the college of your choice. You made good grades, and you graduated with Pomp and Circumstance.  Now what? Are you on your on your way to your dream job? At the end of 2013, American students owed approximately $1.08 trillion in aggregate student loan debt. Nowadays, instead […]

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Understanding IBR, ICR and PAYE

11/14/2014
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If have a student loan and you are interested in reducing your monthly payment to a more manageable amount, we can help you explore your income-based repayment plans and determine if you meet the eligibility requirements. IBR and PAYE Plans If your monthly payment (based on your income) under the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) or Pay […]

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Going into the Health Profession? What to know about HEAL Loans

11/13/2014
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The Health Assistance Loan Program (HEAL) provided insurance for lenders participating in the student loan program and lending money to students in medical and healthcare related fields. HEAL was an active program from 1978 until 1998. The Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) program currently provides student loans to qualifying borrowers obtaining a degree in certain […]

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Qualifying for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

11/12/2014
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If you are working full-time in a public service job, you should determine whether you qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Under this program, qualifying borrowers may have the remaining balance of their student loan forgiven. How do you qualify for this type of loan forgiveness? You must work full-time for a […]

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How does Federal Student Loan Settlement Work?

11/11/2014
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If you are interested in settling your defaulted federal student loan, it is important to understand that a settlement results in a lump sum payment to satisfy the total amount you owe in full. Typically, the U.S. Department of Education will require you to pay the full settlement amount within 90 days from the date […]

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Sallie Mae Student Loans: Who is Navient?

11/07/2014
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Borrowers with Sallie Mae student loans may soon be receiving communications from “Navient.” Sallie Mae has announced that it has split up into two companies and Navient, the new company, will be handling all of the servicing and billing of its federal and certain private student loans. It is important to understand that your student […]

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