Cognitive Dissonance

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Sallie Mae has done this nearly every single day for three weeks even though I faxed them enrollment verification for in-school deferment. Supposedly, it’s being processed. In other words, I don’t owe ‘til I drop out or graduate. You don’t get to blow my phone up all day because you’re incapable of processing a two-page fax in a timely fashion.
But as one rep explained, “It’s not harassment because you, like, owe money.”
Uh-huh. Google Sallie Mae’s history of hounding people until they pay – legitimately or not. And this is why you never, ever take out private student loans.
You know what would help stimulate the economy? Forgive student loan debt. Or at least let us go through some kind of modification.
Things like this exist in America, where you’re apparently nothing without a degree, and getting said degree costs you everything. Meanwhile, I keep telling them to process the paper and they promise to quit calling if I just give them a payment, y’know, just while we’re waiting on that deferment to process.
Loan sharking, kids. That’s pretty much what this is.

Sallie Mae has done this nearly every single day for three weeks even though I faxed them enrollment verification for in-school deferment. Supposedly, it’s being processed. In other words, I don’t owe ‘til I drop out or graduate. You don’t get to blow my phone up all day because you’re incapable of processing a two-page fax in a timely fashion.

But as one rep explained, “It’s not harassment because you, like, owe money.”

Uh-huh. Google Sallie Mae’s history of hounding people until they pay – legitimately or not. And this is why you never, ever take out private student loans.

You know what would help stimulate the economy? Forgive student loan debt. Or at least let us go through some kind of modification.

Things like this exist in America, where you’re apparently nothing without a degree, and getting said degree costs you everything. Meanwhile, I keep telling them to process the paper and they promise to quit calling if I just give them a payment, y’know, just while we’re waiting on that deferment to process.

Loan sharking, kids. That’s pretty much what this is.

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    Good I’m not the only one
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    I’ve gotten 26 calls from Sallie Mae in one day before. Twenty. Six.
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