Below are comments from a borrower who found me on Change.org, I removed all the location details.
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--------------------------------I currently owe HESAA over $134,000, over the course of 30 years, at an interest rate of 8.3%. I'm currently paying $1,012.22 a month, and this is after consolidating my loans (through HESAA unfortunately).
I'd love to get my loans consolidated through another lender who might offer better interest rates, but just about all of them don't offer consolidation for loans over $125,000.
I also have somewhere around $30,000 in federal loans, but I was able to get that deferred for now.
I attended ---- University, and greatly enjoyed my time there. I landed a job at a marketing firm in ----- , where I'm making $30,000 a year, but with taxes I'm paying more than half of my earnings to HESAA!. I don't understand why they can't offer IBR to students. I thought their purpose was to help us; not take advantage of college students who don't know what they're getting themselves into.