cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

Established Member

Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

Just needed some reassurances.

 

I filed for BK7 on April 16. Discharged on July 20. While in bankruptcy, Navient balance reported IIB on all three credit bureaus.

 

Equifax updated my report as of September 9th. The status of Navient went from IIB to Bad Debt; Placed for collection.

 

The description reads as follow:
Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Student Loan -> Charged Off Account Student Loan Amount In High Credit is Original Charge Off Amount

 

The loan was first placed into collection in October 2012. I don't know when the last time have I acknowledged this debt. But I can verify that I ignored my responsibility on this loan. On CreditKarma while in bankruptcy, I recall seeing August 12, 2014 was the last payment I made. Monthly payment showed $1.

 

I also have a federal student loan that was never reported IIB temporarily. It stayed active and true, in good standing the entire time. However, my Navient loan did report the balanced owed, then it was IIB and removed from my report. Now it's back.

 

Is this wrong? Or is this absolutely correct that I cannot discharge my private student loan? I took out $12k with Sallie Mae, later changed to Naivent and it was charged off. Now the balance owed is $17,328 as of September 9th. Up from $17,220 as shown in my alerts on myFICO. I don't remember the date of the this one part, the remarks showed Navient as charged off as bad debt, profit and loss write-off.

 

That is what I am seeing in Equifax. Nothing on Experian yet. TransUnion is showing total balance owed went up. The hit I got from Equifax went down 17 points. TransUnion, went down by 1 point. 

 

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

Filed BK7 04/16/2017 | Discharge 07/20/2017
FICO Start               | Current
EQ 589 07/31/2017 | 621 11/4/2017
TU 561 07/31/2017 | 603 11/10/2017
EX 570 07/31/2017   | 620 11/19/2017
$300 SL CreditOne, now $450
$300 SL Milestone
Message 1 of 10
9 REPLIES
Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

For the most part, student loans are not discharged in bankruptcy. They CAN be discharged, but you must demonstrate (to the satisfaction of the trustee) that repayment would constitute an undue hardship on you - basically your attorney must actively seek to discharge them, rather than simply listing them among your other debts.

Most Recent FICO 8 Scores EX601/TU580/EQ589 12/08/2017 Starting scores 553/485/543 08/25//2017
~~~Credit lines~~~~
SDFCU VISA Secured $250
Discover Secured $200
Message 2 of 10
Established Member

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

So with that said, what exactly should I do? 

 

My pay raise is coming soon (current salary 30k), so I'd like to jump at this before the raise comes in? 

Filed BK7 04/16/2017 | Discharge 07/20/2017
FICO Start               | Current
EQ 589 07/31/2017 | 621 11/4/2017
TU 561 07/31/2017 | 603 11/10/2017
EX 570 07/31/2017   | 620 11/19/2017
$300 SL CreditOne, now $450
$300 SL Milestone
Message 3 of 10
Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

Consult your attorney as to whether it possible to do. Since you are working and have 30K of income, I'm geussing the answer is *probably* going to be no, but ask anyway.

Most Recent FICO 8 Scores EX601/TU580/EQ589 12/08/2017 Starting scores 553/485/543 08/25//2017
~~~Credit lines~~~~
SDFCU VISA Secured $250
Discover Secured $200
Message 4 of 10
Established Member

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

While working my lawyer in the process of filing, I recall my lawyer said she don't know much about student loans.

 

I will try and ask. Hopefully I don't have to pay a fee? I would hate to do so.

 

Thanks, Norman!

Filed BK7 04/16/2017 | Discharge 07/20/2017
FICO Start               | Current
EQ 589 07/31/2017 | 621 11/4/2017
TU 561 07/31/2017 | 603 11/10/2017
EX 570 07/31/2017   | 620 11/19/2017
$300 SL CreditOne, now $450
$300 SL Milestone
Message 5 of 10
Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?


audio-disabled wrote:

While working my lawyer in the process of filing, I recall my lawyer said she don't know much about student loans.

 

I will try and ask. Hopefully I don't have to pay a fee? I would hate to do so.

 

Thanks, Norman!


Well, from what I have read, you really have to show the trustee that repaying them would create undue hardship. Usually that means you have a very limited income with virtually no chance of that changing - such as being disabled or living on a retirement income.

Most Recent FICO 8 Scores EX601/TU580/EQ589 12/08/2017 Starting scores 553/485/543 08/25//2017
~~~Credit lines~~~~
SDFCU VISA Secured $250
Discover Secured $200
Message 6 of 10
Frequent Contributor

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

When doing a bankruptcy, you need to file an extra paper, called an adversary proceeding, which is a lawsuit within the bankrutcy. Then you must usually pass what is called the Brunner test (Google it). In most courts they follow this. There is one district (?) that does not. You need to be able to prove undue hardship and that there is no potential of it changing.

 

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/student-loan-ranger/2014/08/13/debunking-the-student-loan-ban...

4/25/11 FICO: EQ 761....EX 770.....TU 744
3/6/2011 FICO: EQ 710... EX 718... TU 710
09/09 FICO: EQ: 525
Message 7 of 10
Frequent Contributor

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2017/05/19/student-loans-bankruptcy/#1ae5e8bd2ecf

4/25/11 FICO: EQ 761....EX 770.....TU 744
3/6/2011 FICO: EQ 710... EX 718... TU 710
09/09 FICO: EQ: 525
Message 8 of 10
Frequent Contributor

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

http://www.studentloanborrowerassistance.org/bankruptcy/

4/25/11 FICO: EQ 761....EX 770.....TU 744
3/6/2011 FICO: EQ 710... EX 718... TU 710
09/09 FICO: EQ: 525
Message 9 of 10
Frequent Contributor

Re: Sallie Mae/Navient - BK7 - Not dischargable for sure?

https://www.tuition.io/student-loan-help/how-to-guides/how-to-get-student-loans-forgiven-in-bankrupt...

4/25/11 FICO: EQ 761....EX 770.....TU 744
3/6/2011 FICO: EQ 710... EX 718... TU 710
09/09 FICO: EQ: 525
Message 10 of 10