If you run into hassles with your student loan -- lost payments, harassment from bill collectors, or other serious annoyances -- here are some ways to deal with them.
Don't get taken in by scammers out to profit from borrowers who don't know how the student loan system works.
When you default on a student loan, you may be subject to a wide range of collection tactics -- from phone calls and letters to the loss of your tax refund or some of your wages. Know what's legal and what's not.
If you find yourself facing a student loan lawsuit, don't panic -- but don't ignore it, either. Here are a few things you should do.