Hello everyone...its over 2 years since my BR and things are going well for me right now...many thanks to all who advised me during my BR. I’ve been giving advice to a friend who is a student at this time....in their last year...and have decided to go BR. How does Bankruptcy affect a student...and if they only have a student loan as income will an IPA apply?
As regards your friend - even if they declare BR the loan will remain in place outside of that and still need to be paid for at the end.
I would suggest that they speak to an expert - it may well be that a DRO is an option for them depending upon the amount of debt.
I don't think the loan will count anyway as it is to pay for tuition fees and possibly accommodation costs.
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Without knowing the level of debt that your friend has amassed, it is difficult to advise on the best way forward. A Debt Relief Order may be the best procedure or some other debt relief process other than bankruptcy. Please come back with the information. However, in answer to your question, if your friend was to make themselves bankrupt, it is unlikely that the student loan would be taken into account for income payment agreement purposes. Even if it was, there would be no excess income over expenditure. There never is for a student!!
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