Student Loan Forgiveness Rant



  • Re: New Job @PenguinWrangler no offense, just pissed.

    @penguinwrangler said in New Job:

    Just found out that I qualify for partial student loan forgiveness with this new job. Becuase of my divorce and subsequent child support payments I haven't paid off any of my student loan debt. Now I might have up to $63,000 forgiven.

    Student Loan Forgiveness

    This is what I don't understand. An education can't be taken back and sold to someone else to recoup money lost.

    Why / when did this become an acceptable practice? I've paid off my student loan debt, every god damned penny. If @PenguinWrangler is accurate in possibly being forgiven for $63,000 where the hell does that money come from?

    This is a bullshit practice right here. That movie Idiocracy is truly in full force here.

    Sorry people, pay your debts! Don't be one of the millions of assholes who say "not my problem" it is your problem and it's why this country is royally screwed.



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    Re: New Job @PenguinWrangler no offense, just pissed.

    Student Loan Forgiveness

    This is what I don't understand. An education can't be taken back and sold to someone else to recoup money lost.

    Why / when did this become an acceptable practice? I've paid off my student load debt, every god damned penny. If @PenguinWrangler is accurate in possibly being forgiven for $63,000 where the hell does that money come from?

    This is a bullshit practice right here. That movie Idiocracy is truly in full force here.

    Sorry people, pay your debts! Don't be one of the millions of assholes who say "not my problem" it is your problem and it's why this country is royally screwed.

    Not sure what this has to do with idiocracy? It's a program by his employer to further incentivise people to work for them. Similar to healthcare, paid college credits, paid time off, etc. etc.



  • I get that life can serve you a rough hand, divorce, child support etc etc. But that is a part of life.

    I didn't get my loans forgiven when I was out of work, I still paid for them in full force. I didn't go to a premium school either, I opt'd for community college because I knew college was a wasted effort for the amount of loans.

    Still paid in full.

    The amount possibly being forgiven here is more than a years salary!



  • My sister-in-law is in a similar boat but she is required to put in 10 years with a federal or a state government agency (she's a librarian). So they get to pay poor wages to someone out of college with the promise in 10 years that they will pay off her debts.



  • @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    Re: New Job @PenguinWrangler no offense, just pissed.

    Student Loan Forgiveness

    This is what I don't understand. An education can't be taken back and sold to someone else to recoup money lost.

    Why / when did this become an acceptable practice? I've paid off my student load debt, every god damned penny. If @PenguinWrangler is accurate in possibly being forgiven for $63,000 where the hell does that money come from?

    This is a bullshit practice right here. That movie Idiocracy is truly in full force here.

    Sorry people, pay your debts! Don't be one of the millions of assholes who say "not my problem" it is your problem and it's why this country is royally screwed.

    Not sure what this has to do with idiocracy? It's a program by his employer to further incentivise people to work for them. Similar to healthcare, paid college credits, paid time off, etc. etc.

    The employer is the US Government! Who do you think would end up paying for it?!



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    Re: New Job @PenguinWrangler no offense, just pissed.

    Student Loan Forgiveness

    This is what I don't understand. An education can't be taken back and sold to someone else to recoup money lost.

    Why / when did this become an acceptable practice? I've paid off my student load debt, every god damned penny. If @PenguinWrangler is accurate in possibly being forgiven for $63,000 where the hell does that money come from?

    This is a bullshit practice right here. That movie Idiocracy is truly in full force here.

    Sorry people, pay your debts! Don't be one of the millions of assholes who say "not my problem" it is your problem and it's why this country is royally screwed.

    Not sure what this has to do with idiocracy? It's a program by his employer to further incentivise people to work for them. Similar to healthcare, paid college credits, paid time off, etc. etc.

    The employer is the US Government! Who do you think would end up paying for it?!

    The government who owns the loan? And has been selling them for 10 cents on the dollar? You do realize that you're paying for these either way right?



  • @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    Re: New Job @PenguinWrangler no offense, just pissed.

    Student Loan Forgiveness

    This is what I don't understand. An education can't be taken back and sold to someone else to recoup money lost.

    Why / when did this become an acceptable practice? I've paid off my student load debt, every god damned penny. If @PenguinWrangler is accurate in possibly being forgiven for $63,000 where the hell does that money come from?

    This is a bullshit practice right here. That movie Idiocracy is truly in full force here.

    Sorry people, pay your debts! Don't be one of the millions of assholes who say "not my problem" it is your problem and it's why this country is royally screwed.

    Not sure what this has to do with idiocracy? It's a program by his employer to further incentivise people to work for them. Similar to healthcare, paid college credits, paid time off, etc. etc.

    The employer is the US Government! Who do you think would end up paying for it?!

    The government who owns the loan? And has been selling them for 10 cents on the dollar? You do realize that you're paying for these either way right?

    Why the hell should I pay more for it? I'm not getting the benefit of it here, I'm the responsible adult (as are others) who are paying their debts.



  • Why the hell don't I go out and get a credit card with a $30,000 limit. Blow it all on shit that can't be resold to earn anything back and then ask you and everyone else to forgive the debt.

    You'd be rightfully pissed.



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    Re: New Job @PenguinWrangler no offense, just pissed.

    Student Loan Forgiveness

    This is what I don't understand. An education can't be taken back and sold to someone else to recoup money lost.

    Why / when did this become an acceptable practice? I've paid off my student load debt, every god damned penny. If @PenguinWrangler is accurate in possibly being forgiven for $63,000 where the hell does that money come from?

    This is a bullshit practice right here. That movie Idiocracy is truly in full force here.

    Sorry people, pay your debts! Don't be one of the millions of assholes who say "not my problem" it is your problem and it's why this country is royally screwed.

    Not sure what this has to do with idiocracy? It's a program by his employer to further incentivise people to work for them. Similar to healthcare, paid college credits, paid time off, etc. etc.

    The employer is the US Government! Who do you think would end up paying for it?!

    The government who owns the loan? And has been selling them for 10 cents on the dollar? You do realize that you're paying for these either way right?

    Why the hell should I pay more for it? I'm not getting the benefit of it here, I'm the responsible adult (as are others) who are paying their debts.

    Not seeing where this is an issue with payments? This person is working for the benefits at an employer, are you as mad about paying for @PenguinWrangler's healthcare as well? I get the employer is the government but this is one of the many way the federal and state government agencies can hire someone for much cheaper then others can, especially if the loan forgiveness program is over a long period of time (6,000$ a year isn't that much if it's over 10 years).



  • @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    Re: New Job @PenguinWrangler no offense, just pissed.

    Student Loan Forgiveness

    This is what I don't understand. An education can't be taken back and sold to someone else to recoup money lost.

    Why / when did this become an acceptable practice? I've paid off my student load debt, every god damned penny. If @PenguinWrangler is accurate in possibly being forgiven for $63,000 where the hell does that money come from?

    This is a bullshit practice right here. That movie Idiocracy is truly in full force here.

    Sorry people, pay your debts! Don't be one of the millions of assholes who say "not my problem" it is your problem and it's why this country is royally screwed.

    Not sure what this has to do with idiocracy? It's a program by his employer to further incentivise people to work for them. Similar to healthcare, paid college credits, paid time off, etc. etc.

    The employer is the US Government! Who do you think would end up paying for it?!

    The government who owns the loan? And has been selling them for 10 cents on the dollar? You do realize that you're paying for these either way right?

    Why the hell should I pay more for it? I'm not getting the benefit of it here, I'm the responsible adult (as are others) who are paying their debts.

    Not seeing where this is an issue with payments? This person is working for the benefits at an employer, are you as mad about paying for @PenguinWrangler's healthcare as well? I get the employer is the government but this is one of the many way the federal and state government agencies can hire someone for much cheaper then others can, especially if the loan forgiveness program is over a long period of time (6,000$ a year isn't that much if it's over 10 years).

    You're only doing the math on the principal and not the interest that was planned for on the loan. That interest money would be used for things that we the people need.

    Like road repairs etc.



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @coliver said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    Re: New Job @PenguinWrangler no offense, just pissed.

    Student Loan Forgiveness

    This is what I don't understand. An education can't be taken back and sold to someone else to recoup money lost.

    Why / when did this become an acceptable practice? I've paid off my student load debt, every god damned penny. If @PenguinWrangler is accurate in possibly being forgiven for $63,000 where the hell does that money come from?

    This is a bullshit practice right here. That movie Idiocracy is truly in full force here.

    Sorry people, pay your debts! Don't be one of the millions of assholes who say "not my problem" it is your problem and it's why this country is royally screwed.

    Not sure what this has to do with idiocracy? It's a program by his employer to further incentivise people to work for them. Similar to healthcare, paid college credits, paid time off, etc. etc.

    The employer is the US Government! Who do you think would end up paying for it?!

    The government who owns the loan? And has been selling them for 10 cents on the dollar? You do realize that you're paying for these either way right?

    Why the hell should I pay more for it? I'm not getting the benefit of it here, I'm the responsible adult (as are others) who are paying their debts.

    Not seeing where this is an issue with payments? This person is working for the benefits at an employer, are you as mad about paying for @PenguinWrangler's healthcare as well? I get the employer is the government but this is one of the many way the federal and state government agencies can hire someone for much cheaper then others can, especially if the loan forgiveness program is over a long period of time (6,000$ a year isn't that much if it's over 10 years).

    You're only doing the math on the principal and not the interest that was planned for on the loan. That interest money would be used for things that we the people need.

    Like road repairs etc.

    What interest? The Federal government generally sells these loans at pennies on the dollar the minute they get the opportunity to. They see no economic benefit other then immediate payment from a creditor for the loan itself (and the creditor gets the interest paid on the loan as well as the an insurance policy from the federal government).



  • The student loan process is really screwed up. Only the government would give out loans like that. A private company would have a loan officer that would look at everything you have going for you and have you sign a document that gives them continuous access to your grades with the right to call your loan whenever they wanted.

    Of course a private company wouldn't even do that with out the bankruptcy protection that the government enjoys. Think about it, it's the only loan that can't be wiped out by bankruptcy court.

    The problem with these easy to get govt loans, is that it provides no incentive for colleges to come up with a value proposition. A private company would ask what you want to study, take a quick look and determine there are no jobs in that field that could possibly pay the loan back and deny your loan.



  • What torqued my wife and I off was that a new program was put in place for teachers to have gov't funded loans forgiven, but she didn't qualify because she was before the start date they picked. But of course all the teachers since then.... HUGE reduction in student loan fees. 😞

    All of that said - I'm with Dustin in that the government shouldn't be using public money to put people through college. The government, often requiring college degrees, just furthers a system of waste and control.



  • @mike-davis said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    The problem with these easy to get govt loans, is that it provides no incentive for colleges to come up with a value proposition. A private company would ask what you want to study, take a quick look and determine there are no jobs in that field that could possibly pay the loan back and deny your loan.

    I'm not sure that's even a good litmus test... because when you get out school, if jobs were there when you started, there's no guarantee they will still be there when you get out. Not to mention that most job listings are fake as has been mentioned on several threads around here lately.



  • @dashrender said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    I'm not sure that's even a good litmus test... because when you get out school, if jobs were there when you started, there's no guarantee they will still be there when you get out. Not to mention that most job listings are fake as has been mentioned on several threads around here lately.

    That's true, but some of the degrees are a bad idea at the time and will continue to be. Is basket weaving an industry that's set to explode?



  • @mike-davis said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dashrender said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    I'm not sure that's even a good litmus test... because when you get out school, if jobs were there when you started, there's no guarantee they will still be there when you get out. Not to mention that most job listings are fake as has been mentioned on several threads around here lately.

    That's true, but some of the degrees are a bad idea at the time and will continue to be. Is basket weaving an industry that's set to explode?

    It's more that that information shouldn't be used at all, because uncle sam shouldn't be loaning money out at all. The damned government should reduce it's footprint, reduce the amount charged in taxes and allow people and businesses to donate to charities and the charities can dole out grants to college bound students.



  • The idea behind it is to keep people in government/non-profit service that typically pays less. For example, the public defenders office, where I will be working, qualifies for this so they can get attorneys and other professionals to work there longer than just a year or two because they don't have the ability to compete with the private sector most of the time. So it is a benefit for you staying for 10 years. So if I stay for 10 years, and make 120 on time qualifying payments, so it is not all of my student loans, which is the plan. That with me is going to be between 5,000 and 6,000 for each year of service. That puts my salary about where it should be, my current work countered me with more money than what the federal government is offering but no student loan help. When I calculate that in it is a wash. I have 7 years of Legal IT experience with one of the largest firms in the region. So I have the skills that the public defenders office needs. This forgiveness is what is giving them the edge right now in obtaining me. It is "Forgiveness" but it is a benefit for staying and working in the government/non-profit for that period of time and not jumping to a better paying job somewhere else. A lot of companies will do this as well. Trust me, I was beginning to pay on my student loans because I have paid off my other debt, and I would have paid it all off with no complaints, however, this is open to me and I am not going to just not take advantage of something that is available.



  • The issue shouldn't be "we the government will supplement your salary by forgiving a loan which you promised to pay back".

    That's not how student loans work. Getting a better paying job that offers you $10K more annually would offset the benefit of this practice and allow you to still pay your loans back.

    It's a charity service to get people who, for one reason or another were dealt a bad hand.



  • I as someone who's paid every penny of my student loans haven't received a government benefit from paying my bill.

    Why should you get a benefit for working for a government agency receive a benefit that isn't / wasn't available to me?



  • @dashrender said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    What torqued my wife and I off was that a new program was put in place for teachers to have gov't funded loans forgiven, but she didn't qualify because she was before the start date they picked. But of course all the teachers since then.... HUGE reduction in student loan fees. 😞

    All of that said - I'm with Dustin in that the government shouldn't be using public money to put people through college. The government, often requiring college degrees, just furthers a system of waste and control.

    I'm the opposite, the gov't should put everyone through college. It's the picking and choosing that is the problem.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dashrender said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    What torqued my wife and I off was that a new program was put in place for teachers to have gov't funded loans forgiven, but she didn't qualify because she was before the start date they picked. But of course all the teachers since then.... HUGE reduction in student loan fees. 😞

    All of that said - I'm with Dustin in that the government shouldn't be using public money to put people through college. The government, often requiring college degrees, just furthers a system of waste and control.

    I'm the opposite, the gov't should put everyone through college. It's the picking and choosing that is the problem.

    I'm not against fully funded community college for everyone. I'm against forgiving debts that people have promised to pay back because a person is unable to find a higher paying job.

    You agreed to the terms of the loan, now pay it back. Sorry you can't get/find a better job. Not the public's issue.



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    I as someone who's paid every penny of my student loans haven't received a government benefit from paying my bill.

    Why should you get a benefit for working for a government agency receive a benefit that isn't / wasn't available to me?

    @dustinb3403 It could be available to you. You are not barred from working for a non-profit or the government. How is it any different than a company saying if you work for 'x' amount of years we will pay off your student loans or a company saying we will pay for you to go back to school?



  • @penguinwrangler said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    I as someone who's paid every penny of my student loans haven't received a government benefit from paying my bill.

    Why should you get a benefit for working for a government agency receive a benefit that isn't / wasn't available to me?

    @dustinb3403 It could be available to you. You are not barred from working for a non-profit or the government. How is it any different than a company saying if you work for 'x' amount of years we will pay off your student loans or a company saying we will pay for you to go back to school?

    Because the tax payers are the people are paying off your bad choices.

    I chose to bust my ass and get a good paying job so I could pay my debts, because I don't want to be in debt forever.

    You / me / and anyone else with college loans agreed to the terms on the loan. You can't go and change them after you get dealt a shit hand at life.



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @penguinwrangler said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    I as someone who's paid every penny of my student loans haven't received a government benefit from paying my bill.

    Why should you get a benefit for working for a government agency receive a benefit that isn't / wasn't available to me?

    @dustinb3403 It could be available to you. You are not barred from working for a non-profit or the government. How is it any different than a company saying if you work for 'x' amount of years we will pay off your student loans or a company saying we will pay for you to go back to school?

    Because the tax payers are the people are paying off your bad choices.

    I chose to bust my ass and get a good paying job so I could pay my debts, because I don't want to be in debt forever.

    You / me / and anyone else with college loans agreed to the terms on the loan. You can't go and change them after you get dealt a shit hand at life.

    What he's asking is, if you got a job today that agreed to go back and pay for your schooling that you already paid for, how would that be different? And they are free to do so.



  • There wasn't an clause way back when you signed up for the student loans that if you paid for them for 20 years the debt would be forgiven. There certainly wasn't a clause at the time saying that if you went and worked for the Government a portion of the loans would be paid back.

    You're essentially making $63000 back over the term of this "gift". That's a lot of money.

    That isn't given equally.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @penguinwrangler said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    I as someone who's paid every penny of my student loans haven't received a government benefit from paying my bill.

    Why should you get a benefit for working for a government agency receive a benefit that isn't / wasn't available to me?

    @dustinb3403 It could be available to you. You are not barred from working for a non-profit or the government. How is it any different than a company saying if you work for 'x' amount of years we will pay off your student loans or a company saying we will pay for you to go back to school?

    Because the tax payers are the people are paying off your bad choices.

    I chose to bust my ass and get a good paying job so I could pay my debts, because I don't want to be in debt forever.

    You / me / and anyone else with college loans agreed to the terms on the loan. You can't go and change them after you get dealt a shit hand at life.

    What he's asking is, if you got a job today that agreed to go back and pay for your schooling that you already paid for, how would that be different? And they are free to do so.

    But no one would. Absolutely no business would say "oh hey look you have 200K in paid-off student debt, let's give you that $200K if you work for us for 7 years".

    That doesn't happen. You signed up for that debt, it's your job to pay it off by getting the job that pays you enough.



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    There wasn't an clause way back when you signed up for the student loans that if you paid for them for 20 years the debt would be forgiven. There certainly wasn't a clause at the time saying that if you went and worked for the Government a portion of the loans would be paid back.

    You're essentially making $63000 back over the term of this "gift". That's a lot of money.

    That isn't given equally.

    There isn't a clause in your loans that you will get a job after at all, but you don't get upset if people find jobs after going to school, right?



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @scottalanmiller said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @penguinwrangler said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    I as someone who's paid every penny of my student loans haven't received a government benefit from paying my bill.

    Why should you get a benefit for working for a government agency receive a benefit that isn't / wasn't available to me?

    @dustinb3403 It could be available to you. You are not barred from working for a non-profit or the government. How is it any different than a company saying if you work for 'x' amount of years we will pay off your student loans or a company saying we will pay for you to go back to school?

    Because the tax payers are the people are paying off your bad choices.

    I chose to bust my ass and get a good paying job so I could pay my debts, because I don't want to be in debt forever.

    You / me / and anyone else with college loans agreed to the terms on the loan. You can't go and change them after you get dealt a shit hand at life.

    What he's asking is, if you got a job today that agreed to go back and pay for your schooling that you already paid for, how would that be different? And they are free to do so.

    But no one would. Absolutely no business would say "oh hey look you have 200K in paid-off student debt, let's give you that $200K if you work for us for 7 years".

    That doesn't happen. You signed up for that debt, it's your job to pay it off by getting the job that pays you enough.

    That no one would is a totally different discussion.



  • @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    But no one would. Absolutely no business would say "oh hey look you have 200K in paid-off student debt, let's give you that $200K if you work for us for 7 years".

    But nothing is stopping them from saying this...



  • @scottalanmiller said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    There wasn't an clause way back when you signed up for the student loans that if you paid for them for 20 years the debt would be forgiven. There certainly wasn't a clause at the time saying that if you went and worked for the Government a portion of the loans would be paid back.

    You're essentially making $63000 back over the term of this "gift". That's a lot of money.

    That isn't given equally.

    There isn't a clause in your loans that you will get a job after at all, but you don't get upset if people find jobs after going to school, right?

    No because that it their responsibility. Get a job and pay your debts.