student debt

  1. Andrew StudentLoanAdvice

    Changes To PSLF And What It Means For Borrowers

    There is no shortage of news in the student loan realm. You may have seen the recent article in NPR detailing changes to public service loan forgiveness, and how Navient and FedLoan are exiting federal loan servicing. PSLF is changing and it's great news for some of you! While the rule...
  2. B

    co signers

    When you cannot pass your final exams of getting a license to practice and cannot pay your student loan what happens with your co signer? is he or she must paying it ?
  3. StellaB

    PhD/PsyD PSLF Article on MarketWatch

    This government loan forgiveness program has rejected 99% of borrowers so far This program seems to be riddled with problems, and it doesn't even address the known issues with FedLoan being incapable of accurately tracking payments or eligibility. This has the makings of a serious scandal with...
  4. D

    Dentistry's future prospects?

    I am going to try and keep this as concise as possible, sticking to several factors. I am a rising sophomore at a large state university in NC. I have been wanting to pursue healthcare my entire life, but more specifically gained interest in the field of dentistry a few years ago while shadowing...
  5. BIGphysician

    Loan advice

    Not sure if this is common knowledge at this point, but you want to consolidate your loans all into a government FEDLOAN right after your spring dispersement of your 4th year. Once this is all consolidated, you want to apply for income based repayment, specifically the revised pay as you earn...
  6. Dustyrose96

    Is dentistry debt worth it, help!!!

    About a year ago, I had no idea what I wanted to do with the Biology degree I would be obtaining after I graduate from my University. I was given the suggestion to look in to dentistry and turns out, I love it! I shadowed a few dentists and seriously see myself doing what they do for the rest of...
  7. M

    Do employers pay off student loans?

    Hello, I am an OMS4 going into physical medicine and rehabilitation. I am trying to make a loan pay off plan and wondered if hospitals or private practices ever pay off student debt as a signing bonus and if so, how much they usually offer. Any insight on this is much appreciated.
  8. F

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Accepted into prestigious OTD program. Should I accept?

    Hi Guys, I just got accepted into Rush University's OTD program. I really want to attend because I think the school is a perfect fit and is also very well known for its OT program. Moreover, there are no OTD's near where I currently live and I am interested in pursuing...
  9. K

    To Attempt to Get a PhD or Not? Student loans....

    Hello! I joined these boards looking for advice. I'm currently wrapping up my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I'm semi considering a PhD but am not sure about many things or what my chances even stand if I could get into a program. For starters, I bombed my last year of...
  10. MamaTried...

    Halfway through nursing school and want to be a doctor

    I started going to college about 2 1/2 years ago, and chose nursing as my major because I felt that it was the most practical way that I could help people while earning a decent paycheck. At the time I had never taken a biology or chemistry class, and really had no clue of what to expect. I...
  11. SnakeDoc9497

    Questions about Student Loans

    Hey all. Been tossing around some questions about student debt and am wondering if some of you here could help me out. For undergrad I took on a modest amount of student debt. I don't want to get into numbers, because my questions are mainly conceptual and seeking opinion. But anyway, I have...
  12. SrJulio

    A great talk on student debt

    Feel free to take a break from your application and reflect on the debt you have accumulated so far (if none, luky you :) )
  13. White Coat Money

    Free Personal Finance Blog for Medical Students, Residents and Fellows

    Hi everyone, just want to let you all know about my blog White Coat Money http://www.whitecoatmoney.com/ It's a personal finance blog where we focus on topics relevant to the young medical professional. Thanks, WCM
  14. L

    Federal loans vs family loans & loan repayment programs

    Hi all- So I will be starting medical school this fall. TBH however, the finances of the whole ordeal are really killing my spirit about the whole thing. I am looking for some advice from medical students who have applied to or are familiar with the loan repayment programs. A bit of...
  15. F

    Student Debt Poll

    The cost of a medical education has skyrocketed for the newer generation of physicians. Feel free to comment on why your debt is high or low, and how soon after residency you realistically plan to pay it off.
  16. chompsss

    HSCP - years in dental school count for PSLF?

    Question: If one takes federal loans while on the HSCP and also makes at least minimum payments while in dental school on said loans, does that count for four years of the required 10 years for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program? So, in effect, one could be get the HSCP, pay loans...
  17. J

    Help! Which School Should I Choose?

    I am currently an undergraduate student in Chicago, applying for physical therapy schools this summer. I have narrowed down my choice to two options: 1. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) -----> $76K, and I would be able to commute to school 2. University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) ----->...
  18. GradSchoolLoans

    How long can I defer my student loan debt?

    GradSchoolLoans.com allows for medical resident doctors or fellows to defer their payments with active status to defer up to 7 years.
  19. GradSchoolLoans