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Did you get sued by the National Collegiate Trust?

June 6, 2017 | Writing Team

Have you been served with a summons by the ultra-aggressive private student loan lender known as the National Collegiate Trust?   Countless students and graduates are being taken to court by the NCT for not meeting their student loan obligations. Solutions have been few and far between for priv..

Strategic Default On Federal Loans: The Math Doesn’t Add Up

November 22, 2016 | Andrew Weber, NACCC Certified Student Loan Counselor

Why strategic default is never really a good idea on a federal student loan: Federal student loan defaults are slightly down- the latest numbers peg default rates at just over 11 percent. This is still troubling - not just because of the higher rates of default than many other financial products (al..

6 Must Know Facts for Student Loan Cosigners

November 15, 2016 | Writing Team

Are you thinking about signing your name on the dotted line and becoming a cosigner? Maybe your son, daughter, or grandchildren are asking you to take on the role so that they can get adequate financing to further their education. Although it can be tempting to become a cosigner, there are certain d..

How To Pay Off Student Loans When You’re Young And Broke

November 3, 2016 | Andrew Weber, NACCC Certified Student Loan Counselor

Are you young, broke, and struggling to pay off your student loans like I was when I left college? Having a tough time figuring out how you’re going to pay off the mountain of debt that stands before you? You’re definitely not alone – in fact, student loan debt has become such a huge issue that the..

The Cost and Risks of Settling Private Student Loans On Your Own – A Case Study

June 16, 2016 | Andrew Weber, NACCC Certified Student Loan Counselor

When it comes to negotiating settlements on private student loans, it pays to have an expert in your corner. Debt collectors have an information advantage during settlement negotiations, and many borrowers are doing it for the first time when they attempt to negotiate on their own. Some people get l..

The Root of It All – 5 Reasons Borrowers Struggle to Back Student Loans

May 10, 2016 | Writing Team

         Recently, the Department of Education released a series of quarterly reports and the findings weren’t good. According to NBC news, at the beginning of 2016 more than 30 million people owed approximately $855 billion in direct student loans – a 15% increase from a year ago. Of those 30..

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