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The student loan crisis in America continues to astound, with many comparing it to the subprime mortgage crisis. Unfortunately, it is very rare to be able to discharge student loan debts in a bankruptcy. It is our opinion at National Bankruptcy Forum that federal student loans should be eligible for discharge. It would help solve the issue of predatory lending that is rampant in student loans. These posts go into more detail about student loans and how consumers may be able to get help repaying student loans.

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Posted by: John O'Connor

How Can I Tell if My Student Loan Debt is Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Last updated Oct. 27, 2017. The topic of student loan debt and bankruptcy: most every bankruptcy and personal finance-related website out there has written about it on numerous occasions. However, the rules are worth repeating because it is still an unreasonable area of the law that was created to address the concerns of a different…

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The Dilemma of Student Loan Debts

This post was originally published on September 3, 2009.  Chapter 13 is one of the most powerful tools for dealing with consumer debt.  You can prioritize categories of debt just like in a Chapter 11.  I often tell clients that debts are broken down into the following categories when filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy. At the…

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