I have somewhere in the area of $18,000 of debt from student loans I took out in roughly 1996-1998. I made terrible choices and then some more. I am a single mom with 3 dependents, no child support...on food stamps for years and living well below poverty standards. A truly sorry state of affairs I'm embarrased to say.
Recently, I've been offered a chance at salvation. A grant from my county to receive a career training grant. This, I cannot even put into words how this could change my life...and more importantly the lives of my children. Oh, on so many levels.
However, the hold on my transcripts because of the default are going to prevent my attending school. Unless I lie. I don't want that though. Could a discharge be an option for me? How much does a bankruptcy cost typically