In most cases, it's near impossible to get rid of student loan debt in bankruptcy. There are some times, though, when discharging these debts in bankruptcy could be extremely helpful. For instance, if you're an older student and have too much debt, the weight of a 30-year repayment scheme on top of hard financial times may be too much to bear; with bankruptcy, there may be a way out.
Debt problems can balloon and start to take control of your life seemingly overnight. They can put considerable strain on your marriage, put you at risk of losing your home and leave you feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety on a daily basis.