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You co-signed for a student loan Can you be removed as co-signer?


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Answered 2011-04-20 19:40:45

Generally, no. However, you must ask the lender or lenders if you are shopping for a loan. In many cases, the lender will not remove a co-signer until the loan is paid due to the high default rate on student loans.

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I have had a student line of credit with a co-signer, and depending on your lending institution (mine was a common bank) when its time to repay the loan, a co-signer can be removed as early as 6 months in to the repayment process if the primary loan owner has made 6 months worth of payments and can show 6 months of continuous income. Not all banks do things the same. I suggest asking these questions to different lending institutions.

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a co-signer can not be simply "substituted" . A new loan must be structered with the primary and the new co-signer, then the first loan would be paid off.


when you cosign on any kind of loan you dont have to pay anything unless the person you cosigned for does not pay the loan, then you are responsible for that the remaining balance on the loan



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