I have been going back and forth for a week or more now with the PR people at Sallie Mae. Seems that the interview I did with Business Week has perked some interest there. I got this email from Mary Fetter, the person I'd been speaking with, regarding contact with Barry Feierstein (the SM rep that Ben Elgin interviewed in the same interview):
I wanted to let you know that Barry Feierstein will be calling you this Monday, June 4. Barry is a senior executive at Sallie Mae and looks forward to talking to you in more detail about your student loan situation. He will call you on the cell
number you provided. Enjoy your weekend.
I also got a voicemail from Mr Feierstein, letting me know he was looking over my information, and looked forward to working with me to "come to better terms" with the loan...
Meanwhile, I've sent out all of my paperwork that I've ever gotten from Sallie Mae over to James, Hoyer PA, the law firm in FL doing a fairly high profile fraud class action lawsuit against Sallie Mae. They were apparently intrigued by my story, and wanted to see the paperwork I had. I'm supposed to hear back from them sometime soon as well.
We shall see what happens on both fronts.