Do you think it's fair she has to pay off the student loan? (Why/Why Not)Marcia DeOliveira-Longinetti’s son Kevin was shot to death last January, in a murder that as yet remains unsolved.
But while she has managed to get through the ordeal of cancelling all the 23-year-old’s subscriptions, bank accounts and credit cards, one loan remains outstanding.
Despite explaining her circumstances, Marcia says she has so far been unable to cancel a student loan her son took out when he went to the University of Vermont.
As it stands, she still has 92 payments to make to the New Jersey State agency, having already made about 18 at $180 (£140) a month.
‘We’re not going to be poor because of this,’ said Marcia, who co-signed the loan.
‘But every time I have to pay this thing, I think in my head, this is so ‘unfair.’
Marcia managed to get her federal loans written off, but the response she said she received from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority was very different.
‘Please accept our condolences on your loss,’ a letter is reported to have said.
‘After careful consideration of the information you provided, the authority has determined that your request does not meet the threshold for loan forgiveness. Monthly bill statements will continue to be sent to you.’