The Tetzlaff Aftermath: Discharging Student Loans In Bankruptcy Might Be Easier Than We Thought

Tetzlaff Aftermath: Student loans and bankruptcy

Tetzlaff Aftermath: Student loans and bankruptcy


A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Tetzlaff case. Many will interpret this decision as a nod to the status quo’s high difficulty in discharging student loans in bankruptcy. While I am disappointed with the high court’s decision not to decide, I found that all may not be lost. As I was doing research for my last two articles (here and here), I came across some useful findings which I will share with you today. Specifically, discharging student loan debts through bankruptcy may not be as difficult as it appears to be.

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