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Getting the most out of the Student Loan Sherpa

Michael Lux Blog, Student Loans 0 Comments

This site was created to make dealing with student loans just a little bit easier.  With each blog post we try to address a specific question or issue that someone might be facing.  These topics range from handling your student loans at tax time to understanding the fine print associated with the public service student loan forgiveness program.

Answering specific questions…

If you have a question about student loans, or want to learn more about any particular issue, our search tool is probably a good place to start.  The search bar is at the bottom of every single page on this site.  After frequent blogging for nearly 3 years, there is a ton of information to sift through, and the search is the fastest way to get where you want to go.

If you can’t find the answers to your questions, a visit to the Forums is the best way to get your questions answered.  Prompt replies to forum questions are a high priority because the questions asked help make this site better.  Each question serves as a resource for other people who have the same question, and it has the added bonus of helping us make sure this site is addressing the questions that you the reader cares about.

Staying up with student loans…

Getting your student loans under control can be a huge undertaking.  Perhaps the most frustrating part is that once you have things in order, something changes, throwing things into chaos.  We keep a close eye on the latest news and developments so you don’t have to.

We will be the first to admit that articles here are often dry and boring.  Spicing things up with a chart or a picture is nice, but our only objective is to make student loans a bit easier to understand.  This is not a topic that lends itself to humor or entertainment, so we aim for simplicity.  A weekly visit to the Student Loan Sherpa won’t tickle your funny bone, but each time you stop by, you will hopefully leave a little bit more knowledgeable.

What this site is not…

This is not the place to get legal advice, nor will it replace a financial planner.  We won’t always have good news, and we won’t sugarcoat things.

What this site is…

The Student Loan Sherpa is written by student loan borrowers for student loan borrowers.  We are all too familiar with the desperation and confusion that student debt creates.  If nothing else, we hope you leave here a little less desperate and a little less confused about your mountain of college debt.