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High Student Loans and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy law in Oklahoma is always changing. Not too long ago the prospect of discharging student loan debt in a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy was near zero. But, lately the bankruptcy courts are beginning to ease up on the harsh non-dischargeablity attitude towards student and educational debts. This is largely because this type debt is at such a high level that individuals can no longer make the payments required to pay the loans.

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Private Student Loans Being Used More Often to Pay College Costs

According to a new report issued by The Project on Student Debt, one-third of all college students who graduated in 2009 were carrying private student loans, and private student loans accounted for nearly one-fourth of all student loan volume in 2007-08. College students who graduated with private student loans owed about $12,500 in private loan debt.

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Health Workers to Get Help With Student Loan Debt

The National Health Service Corps is accepting applications from primary medical care professionals who are willing to work in underserved areas in exchange for a reduction in their student loan debt.

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8 Missteps to Bad Credit

It's not hard for good people to get a line of credit which they could easily repay, only to fall on hard times and have their dreams of a good credit score snatched out from under them. Here are the ways in which decent and hard-working people are becoming trapped into bad debt.

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Student Loan Consolidation – Help For Students In Crisis

If you are a recent graduate, your student loans are now due. Learn how consolidation of student loan debt works.

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Paying Back Your Student Loans for Better Credit

It's always a good idea to pay back your student loans when you can. The sooner you pay them back, the better, otherwise you could end up with bad credit.

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Report: College Students Relying More on Student Loans

A new report by the Pew Research Center shows that reliance upon student loans among college students increased dramatically between 1996 and 2008.

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Average Student Loan Debt

This article provides useful, detailed information about Average Student Loan Debt.

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Paying for College: 5 Tips for Minimizing Student Loan Debt

If you plan to attend college at some point in your life, you should have a plan to keep your student loan debt to a minimum.

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Can I File Bankruptcy On My Student Loans?

If you have a lot of student debt and student loans that seem to be overwhelming to pay off, you are probably wondering if you can file bankruptcy and include these loans. Find out if that is possible.

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Can’t Repay Your Student Loans? 5 Ways to Get Help.

For college students, November and December are filled with research projects and final exams. For recent graduates, however, these months can be exceptionally stressful, especially if a post-graduation dream job hasn’t materialized on schedule.

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Florida College Must Repay Over $3M in Wrongly Awarded Financial Aid

The State College of Florida has a student loan debt problem of its own. SCF must repay the U.S. Department of Education more than $3 million in federal student loans and grants that it mistakenly awarded to nearly 2,000 students during the 2008-09 school year.

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Law School Graduates Awash in Student Loan Debt

It’s no secret that going to college can cost plenty, and there are no shortages of student loans, whether you’re looking for federal college loans, graduate loans, or private student loans.

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Getting Through College Without Student Loans

According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, two-thirds of college students today leave their alma mater with debt from student loans, and the average student loan debt amount among these graduates is a startling $23,186.

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How Would Tying Student Loans to Repayment Rates Affect Higher Education?

As the U.S. Department of Education considers linking colleges’ and universities’ eligibility for federal student financial aid to the school’s student loan repayment rate, some analysts are looking at just how large the student loan default problem is and what might happen if new student loan repayment rules take effect in 2012 as expected.

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