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Student loan forgiveness can come with a tax bomb

Student loan forgiveness may be a sweet deal for borrowers, who have collectively accumulated more than $1.3 trillion in debt. The downside: a potentially big tax bill down the road. The federal government currently offers two types of loan forgiveness for student debt: public service loan forgiveness and loan forgiveness provided by income-based repayment plans, […]

Ex-Students With ‘Income-Based’ Loan Payments Face Crushing Tax Bil

Michael Hulshof left the University of La Verne in 2012 with his law degree and $145,000 in student debt. Today, that figure is about $220,000 and, by the time he’s 55, he figures it will be around $400,000. That’s when his real problems could begin. Hulshof, a 33-year-old attorney in Antioch, California, entered into a […]

6 lies you’ll hear from the student loan assistance companies:

Because of the huge number of people in distress over student loans hundreds of so called Student Loan Assistance programs have opened. While some may no good work most  are simply companies that do poor work , tell lies and use high pressure sales tactics.  6 lies you’ll hear from the student loan assistance companies: […]

Student loan debt forgiveness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Student loan debt forgiveness is a hot topic these days and predatory companies are doing their best to cash in on it. These companies call, email and post ads on social media looking for distressed borrowers who will believe the too good to be true claims. Some companies promise thousands of dollars […]

Why 2016 Will Be a Big Year For Student Loans

The nation’s student loan debt has expanded tremendously over the last decade. With more individuals attending college than ever, the demand for student loans has skyrocketed. For the class of 2015, the average amount of student loan debt is over $35,000 according to government data reviewed by Edvisors, a college planning website. As of March […]

Student loan debt: America’s next big crisis

Student loan debt: America’s next big crisis Mitchell D. Weiss, Credit.com8:48 a.m. EDT August 23, 2015 (Photo: Thinkstock) 1481CONNECT 207TWEET 245LINKEDIN 107COMMENTEMAILMORE The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released its latest Report on Household Debt and Credit Developments, and the news isn’t good for student-borrowers. As of the second calendar quarter ending June 30, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Repaying Your Student Loans

  Everything You Need to Know About Repaying Your Student Loans Kim Clark @Money_College Oct. 30, 2015 College loans coming due? Here’s help. For about 1 million college students, including many members of the Class of 2015, student loan payments will start coming due on Nov. 1. If you’re part of that group, you may […]

Federal vs. Private Student Loans

Federal vs. Private Loans Private Student Loans Private student loans are those which are secured through a private lending institution based on the applicant’s credit. It is no different than a mortgage, car loan, or credit card. The only difference involves bankruptcy. As of October 2005, most private education loans cannot be discharged through bankruptcy. […]

Student Loan Basics

Student Loan Basics These days it is almost impossible for most students to attend college without some kind of financial aid. Most students who apply for aid receive student loans. There are two main sources for such loans; Private loans and Federal loans. Private loans are issued by private banks and are based on the […]

The Supreme Court May Weigh In on a Student Debt Battle One deeply indebted student borrower may become an unlikely hero to the 41 million Americans with education debt.

The Supreme Court May Weigh In on a Student Debt Battle One deeply indebted student borrower may become an unlikely hero to the 41 million Americans with education debt. Natalie Kitroeff October 19, 2015 — 2:44 PM EDT Mark Tetzlaff is a 57-year-old recovering alcoholic who has been convicted on misdemeanor victim intimidation and domestic […]