"They'll find you and get that money one way or another," he said.
Christine Kearns has been in and out of school since 1994 while running a New Port Richey pet sitting business, she said. Attitudes about debt have changed since she started.
"There was this whole ideal back then of don't worry about it," said Kearns, 37.
She had already gotten her first student loan bill, she said, weeks before graduation. Somewhere along the way, her grace period must have lapsed.
"You might want to contact them for forbearance for six months," Hamilton told her. They talked about consolidation, what to do and not do.
Another question appeared on Lovett's screen.
Was the review of repayment options helpful to you in planning how you will manage repayment?
A yes. A yes. Another yes.