In calculating my income and expenses to qualify for a Chapter 7, do payments made to my student loans count as a qualifying expense?

Do student loans count as priority debt or can the payments made to student loans be counted as a monthly expense?

Asked on June 12, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Ohio


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of most states as well as federal law, student loans are deemed priority debts as opposed to some other obligation owed a debtor. Meaning, such student loans are deemed priority debt which are not easily discharged in a bankruptcy.

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