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JabarkusRussell
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More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent

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I am one of those in their mid-20s mentioned in the article who has to defer my payments because of the crappy economy.


wickowick
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According to the more recent TransUnion study, more than half of student loans are in deferred status where the loan payment has been temporarily delayed. Deferred loans now represent 43.5% of all student loan balances.

The study also showed that the balances on these deferred loans have grown from $228 billion in 2007 to $388 billion in 2012, an increase of 70%. The average student loan debt per borrower grew 30% to $23,829 during those years.


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evil cockroach
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
What did you graduate in? BS, MS, PhD?


jcole4lsu
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i must be some sort of sucker since i have never missed a payment on mine


JabarkusRussell
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
I have a B.A. and a M.Ed.

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i must be some sort of sucker since i have never missed a payment on mine


I still make bi-monthly payments but since I work under 30 hours/wk I am not charged interest until I become full time.
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jcole4lsu
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
so you make one interest free payment every two months? and what constitutes "full time"? 40hrs a week or reaching a certain income threshold?


JabarkusRussell
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
Unemployed and/or experiencing financial hardship:

Unemployment Borrowers who are unemployed (or working less than 30 hours per week) and seeking full time employment may be eligible for Unemployment deferment.

per salliemae.com


Golfer
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
Maybe if you worked harder instead of trying to meet Deion Sanders you'd be able to earn more money.

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I get there after taking the day off from work to go


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jcole4lsu
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Unemployment Borrowers who are unemployed (or working less than 30 hours per week) and seeking full time employment may be eligible for Unemployment deferment.

thats fricking stupid to set it at an hr per week. the metric should be how much you make.

$8/hr for 40hrs vs $12/hr for 30hrs

typical govt idiocy.


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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
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I am one of those in their mid-20s mentioned in the article who has to defer my payments because of my laziness


FIFY


JabarkusRussell
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$8/hr for 40hrs vs $12/hr for 30hrs


I get paid $20/hr for one of my jobs too. You do have a point.


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joshnorris14
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
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Motorboat


Do not be ignorant. This generation is no lazier than those in the past.


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Lsut81
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
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i must be some sort of sucker since i have never missed a payment on mine



No fricking shite


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jamboybarry
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
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Maybe if you worked harder instead of trying to meet Deion Sanders you'd be able to earn more money.


kuhboom


JabarkusRussell
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
One of the articles linked in the one above says that student loans are going to be the next bubble that bursts in coming years.


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moneyg
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
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I am one of those in their mid-20s mentioned in the article who has to defer my payments because of the crappy economy.



...your post comes across as if you are a victim.




Teddy Ruxpin
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
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Maybe if you worked harder instead of trying to meet Deion Sanders you'd be able to earn more money.


GOT 'EM!

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One of the articles linked in the one above says that student loans are going to be the next bubble that bursts in coming years.


Besides the fact you take time off for Deion Sanders, I do believe this to be true looking at all my law buddies who have good jobs and a shite ton of debt like myself. We represent the lucky ones that can service the debt in some fashion, and I know there are many more of us in my grad class who weren't so lucky.
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JabarkusRussell
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.your post comes across as if you are a victim.


I'd gladly take a full time job with benefits opposed to not having to pay interest on my loans.


Joshjrn
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
I'm a bit confused how the article made the jump from "deferred" to "delinquent". Loans are automatically deferred while the borrower is still in school. That means that a student who borrows from day one of undergrad through a professional post-graduate program could have their loans deferred for the better part of a decade without ever requesting a forbearance or additional deferment. I could be ignorant, but I fail to see how this would constitute delinquency.

Personally, my loans were deferred through three years of law school, three months of Bar prep, and three months of waiting for my results/looking for a job. I'm now paying back my loans, with the interest that accrued over those 3+ years. If this is the "problem" the article is referring to, I think it's missed something
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Radiojones
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re: More Than Half Of Student Loans Are Now Delinquent
I never borrowed a dime, worked 40 hours a week and was in the National Guard. I have zero sympathy for people that don't meet their financial obligations.


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