Can I be denied a government student loan because I filed for bankruptcy or may have discharged past due payments?

The answer is NO. You cannot be denied a future student loan for filing for bankruptcy, even if you may have successfully discharged past due payments under a prior government student loan , because of the protections under 11 U.S. Code ยง 525 (“Protection against discriminatory treatment”), subdivision (c)(1) that states, “A governmental unit that operates a student grant or loan program and a person engaged in a business that includes the making of loans guaranteed or insured under a student loan program may not deny a student grant, loan, loan guarantee, or loan insurance…”
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