Many people think that you can't get student loan debt discharged in bankruptcy, but this isn't always the case. The truth here is that it is difficult to get them discharged, but it isn't impossible. A recent case involving a Chapter 7 bankruptcy ruling shows that it is possible.
A United States Navy Veteran opted to use student loans to fund his law school education from 1993 and 2004. He amassed $116,500 in student loans. Thanks to interest, those have ballooned to $221,400. Recently, a bankruptcy court judge ruled that the full balance of the loans could be discharged as part of his case.