Help Me Get out of Student Debt
Organized by: Alison Tinnon
Like many young professionals, I decided I needed to earn a college degree.. Slight catch - my parents did what they could to help but my family was not in the best financial situation to pay for my college education.
SO I did the next best thing and applied for student loans through Sallie Mae (looking back, quite possibly the worst plan of action).
Needless to say they are not willing to work with me on repayment terms. Example: when I was unemployed 2 years back, earning $0 I could certainly still afford to make a $750 payment... Smart company.
I have a decent paying job (which to be completely honest would classify me as being middle class), however, that comes with an increased payment requirement come this fall which I can't afford. Don't get me wrong, I want to pay back what I owe - it's just the way they are requiring me to do so is nearly impossible on my own.. I was hoping Congress would pass the bill to help those of us stuck in this student loan debacle - sadly that did not happen.
That is why I have come here for help... If this happens to be successful I'd like to continue the fundraiser to pay it forward to others in the same situation.