Can I be removed from a co-signed student loan or do I have any recourse from a non-paying borrower?

Asked on January 25, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Texas


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Ordinarily a co-signor on a student loan cannot be removed from the loan unless the loan is paid off in full or if the loan is refinanced by the primary borrower. If the primary borrower is not paying on the loan and you pay his or her monthly obligation, your recourse is to file an action for reimbursement of the money you paid to protect your credit under the loan.

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