Federal Programs Give Student Loan Relief To Service Members

Sufficient Credit Enhancement (CE): CE is provided by overcollateralization (OC; the excess of trust’s asset balance over bond balance) and excess spread. For SLC 2009-1, the trust has reached its target OC of 10% and current parity is 111.11% as of July, 2013. For SLC 2010-1, current parity is 111.36% and total CE is about 10.20% as of July, 2013. The 2010-1 trust is a turbo structure therefore no cash is released until the note is paid in full. Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support is provided by a Obama student loan forgiveness program reserve account for SLC 2009-1 sized equal to the greater of 0.25% of the pool balance and $905,785. SLC 2010-1 is supported by both a reserve account and a capitalized interest account.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fitch-maintains-rating-watch-two-214200830.html

How to pay your student loans

Additionally the inability to repay was found to a pivotal factor in default, debt collection and bankruptcy. How borrowers incurred these PSL debts is also addressed by PIRG. In 2008, a majority of PSL borrowers took out less in federal student loans than they could have. Of these borrowers, a full quarter took out no federal student aid whatsoever. . .
Source: http://northdallasgazette.com/2013/11/10/private-student-loans-no-better-than-using-a-credit-card-for-college/

My beginning balance was $43000 and i still owe this amount. My loans have been sold multiple times and i am now with Sallie Mae. The only concession Sallie Mae has offered to reduce my debt and pay off my loan quicker is a .25% decrease in interest by setting up direct payments with Sallie Mae through their website. I want to pay off my loan, but I need interest rate relief and i think paying $325 at a minimum for 30 years for a $43000 loan is ridiculous. Are there any programs that can help me?
Source: http://www.wral.com/are-there-any-programs-to-help-with-my-federal-student-loans-/13099507/

But those same troops can feel abandoned when it comes to their student loans, despite a number of protections in place to help them manage college debt. “One of the biggest barriers is that servicemembers may be unaware that they are eligible for student loan relief,” Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said via email. “If they do realize that there is relief available, they may be blocked from accessing it by uninformed customer service staff at their loan servicer.” Many veterans know about the GI Bill, which includes educational assistance for active-duty military, reservists and National Guardsmen who serve for at least 90 days. In some cases, the bill covers tuition, fees, books and housing, allowing veterans to graduate without student loan debt. [Learn how to transfer military skills to a college major .] The GI Bill does not cover existing college debt, though, so those who have student loans when they enlist still need to manage their payments. Service members struggling with student loan debt can find relief through federal programs that cap interest rates and offer loan forgiveness.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/federal-programs-student-loan-relief-151022382.html

Use free tools online such as the Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Student Loan Repayment Calculator . By paying more than the minimum on your student loans every month or whenever you can, you can pay off your loans sooner and also lower the total amount of interest you pay over the life of the loan. Make Loan Payments When Due. Making your loan payments on time can help you build and maintain a good credit rating — and avoid the extra expense of late fees. When you incur a $25 late fee on a payment of $125, that is a 20 percent interest cost on that one payment and over the course of a few years, this really adds up. Save time and money by enrolling in automatic bill payment.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505144_162-57611290/how-to-pay-your-student-loans/

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