Saturday, March 17, 2007

Sent it in a letter...

So, I've sent an email to the Oregonian requesting that they write a story regarding the issues people have had with Sallie Mae - I sent links along with it to Student Loan Justice, Sallie Mae Beef, and several other sites on the web including my own.

I haven't heard back from them yet, but it's only been 24 hours. I'll keep watch and if I don't hear anything in a week, I'll send another copy of it. I'm also going to send out a paper version to them, as well as to every local news agency here in town. Bwa ha ha ha ha! I'm GOING to be heard, and I'm determined that everyone else should be heard, too.

Dammit.

~M

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sallie Mae has you right where they want you. Afraid and ready to pay as much and as long as it takes.

Declare bankruptcy, and use it as an opportunity to get your finances together. Sallie Mae's much worse off that way.

Another way to look at it is your credit will be temporarily dinged. But if you stay out of debt, (as most americans should be) you will be much better off.

Anonymous said...

this company is a great big dark stain on the american way of life!
I have proven over five years i am 100% disabled and they keep playing there power trip games. Like the M.D. did not use the right color ink when the put thier signature on thier document.
Calls from three collection agencies that they own, saying they would have my home and put me in the public park with the rest of my disabled veterans friends. They are the ultimate disgrace to this country I was so proud to defend! Mike

flukie42 said...

How did things turn out with sallie mae?

I'm going through a similar situation right now.

Merripan said...

Actually, not as bad as it could have been, yet worse than I'd hoped for. I'm paying $360 per month for both my federal consolidated and private consolidated loans. In August, it goes up to $400, as the agreement was to pay only interest for the first 12 months. I am not sure where I will get the extra $40, but hopefully something will come up. Meanwhile, they did lower the interest rate from 19.5% down to 8.5% for the private loan, and consolidating the fed loan brought it from 12% to 4.5%.

Isis said...

I feel sorry for your situation with Sallie Mae. I am being devastated royally by them. I make little as it is and they get that and only want more. It'll never end until they're stopped. :'(

Rae said...

How did you end up getting them to work with you? I'm interested in the part of your story where you said you gathered your reciepts to prove you couldn't pay...what happened with that plan?