How a student loan can ruin your life ~ Story similar to mine
April 25, 2008 8:18pm CST
My Student Loan Story This is the true story about how my life has been affected by a student loan. I am a 48-year-old divorced mother of six grown children. I was born and raised in Texas but now I live in Wisconsin. In 2001, I moved to Wisconsin to start a new life, but one part of my past still follows me like a wound that won’t heal. Don't worry I love my country, so don't put me on a list, but this story must be told. If you graduated from high school and are considering a student loan to pay for any type of training, please read my story. Some schools will fool you into signing a student loan document even though you are qualified to receive a grant. They give out student loans like candy and then expect you to pay even if your education was sour. It may be hard to believe, but the Internal Revenue Service is actually more reasonable to work with than the U. S. Department of Education. I found this out when I tried to get an old student loan, which I had been told was a grant, discharged. When a loan is discharged, it is forgiven or dismissed. The Dept. of Education claims to have two conditions in which they will consider a loan discharge. The two conditions are if a student was adversely affected by the closure of a School or if there was false certification of eligibility to borrow money. Having a school close before you complete your education may sound like an unlikely occurrence, but it does happen. It happened to me, even though the recorded date of closure conflicts with my claim. Please read the rest of the story http://www.student.poetlady.com/ She has a donation link to try to help her raise funds to pay off her debt. I can't blaime her, I might be doing the same thing if I get denied.