Angelo heard that some student loan lenders will forgive loans due to serious illness. Since I have major student loans we thought this should be something we look into.
So today, I called one of my lenders. I told him my medical situation and that I was wondering if there was anything they could do to help us with the balance. He said absolutely, there were 2 ways to proceed, first if you are unable to work for 5 years or more, and the other, he gently said, would happen if the person with the loan passes away.
He was very kind and sensitive to my now teary voice. I quickly told him I understood what he was saying and I would get any further information from their website.
I hung up the phone and wanted to lose my mind, but decided to take a long, relaxing bath and a nap to clear my head. I did both, and they kind of helped…