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Death and Student Loans: One Family’s Story

Michael Lux Blog, News, Profiles in Student Loans, Student Loans 1 Comment

When confronting our own mortality, student loans are given little, if any, consideration.  However, the very public dispute between the family of a deceased Duke Law student and Sallie Mae shows exactly what can happen. Most people would assume that when you die, your student loans are wiped off the …


Meet Jess: Learn how a state school can cost over $400,000.00

Michael Lux Best Of, Blog, Profiles in Student Loans, Student Loans 8 Comments

Jess and I have exchanged many emails regarding her issues with Sallie Mae.  She told me that she reached such a point of desperation, that she actually sent a letter to her Congressman pleading for help.  Much to my surprise, her Congressman actually helped!  He sent a letter to Sallie …


Meet Colleen: Learn the Cost of 7.25% Interest and Putting Children First

Michael Lux Best Of, Blog, Profiles in Student Loans, Student Loans 33 Comments

Our first Profile in Student Loans is Colleen. Colleen works full time as a social worker. On nearly a daily basis Colleen enters strange and possibly dangerous situations to help the most vulnerable of her community. It is a thankless job, but children in difficult situations need an advocate and …