Bankruptcy and Student Loans

If you're having serious trouble paying back your student loan debt, bankruptcy is not a likely alternative for you. Student loans are usually not eligible for discharge from bankruptcy.

If you're having trouble making any of your payments, the first step is always to contact your lender, be honest and try to work toward a realistic payment plan. The lender would much rather be paid over a longer period of time then for you to default on repayment of your debt.

If your student loans are the largest part of your debt, you are better off to contact your student loan lenders and see if you can arrange an easier repayment plan or deferment of payments, over bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy filings stay on your credit report for 10 years and will likely limit your ability to get a mortgage, borrow money, or get a job. 

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