[St. Paul, Minnesota] – The U.S. Department of Education has stipulated to the discharge of the student loan debt of Stephanie Kubes, a Minnesota resident. The total amount to be discharged is $80,733.34.
The Department of Education's decision to discharge Ms. Kubes' student loan debt is a victory for borrowers across the country who are struggling to repay their student loans. The Department of Education issued new guidance on November 17, 2022, that made it a priority to help borrowers who are facing financial hardship, and this decision is a step in the right direction.
Ms. Kubes is a single mother who has been struggling with her student loans for many years. She filed for bankruptcy in 2019 (Case Number 19-33626). The stipulation to discharge her student loans was filed with the Bankruptcy Court on June 6, 2023. A court order approving the stipulation is expected any day. “I believe this will be the first court order discharging student loan debts Minnesota since the guidance went into effect,” said Kubes' attorney, Jeffrey Butwinick.
“I am thrilled that the Department of Education has agreed to discharge my student loan debt,” said Ms. Kubes. “This will give me a fresh start and allow me to focus on providing for my family. I never, never, never thought this day would come.”
“I am committed to helping my clients who are struggling to repay their student loans,” said attorney Butwinick. “This decision will help Ms. Kubes and her family get back on their feet, and it is a sign of the federal government's commitment to solving the student loan debt crisis faced by many Minnesotans.”
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