Hello, Back in 1992 I went to college, took out a student loan, got really sick, and a few years later my loan was medically discharged. Ten years later my health started to improve, and a few years later I went back to school, took out another (and was approved for) another student loan, in 2005, went to school for a year and a half, my husband got in a car accident and died, so I had to put school on hold, and work full time (have two kids) and have made every student loan payment that has been due, I am current with it.
I have now decided to go back to school, applied to a different, college, not too far away from the last one, and the first time I went in there, the clerk/employee there, said that something looked strange on my report for financial aid, but after explaining everything, she said there should no problem for me to get another loan, since I was given one in 2005 and have been current on it. A few weeks later, I went in and a different person, said, that I would not be able to take out another student loan because of the first one I had that was discharged, even though I was offered one in 2006 and turned it down that year, and was given one in 2005. This doesn't make sense to me why I got one in 2005, was offered another in 2006, why now I would not be able to get one. Do the schools themselves have any influence on who receives it, or do they have their own policies that can effect who receives a federal student loan? Any suggestions?