States Suspend Driver’s Licenses For Defaulted Student Loans

True or False. Your driver’s license can be suspended if you fail to pay your student loans.

True  – If you live in Montana or Iowa.

These states have written laws that state that they can revoke your driver’s license for defaulting on student loans.

Iowa’s law states, “Sanctions can also be imposed for reasons not related to the operation of a motor vehicle, including certain drug offenses and nonpayment of certain financial obligations such as a debt to the state, child support, or a student loan.”

In Montana, defaulting on a student loan can result in “indefinite suspension until student loan association notifies Motor Vehicle Division of compliance.”

There are even more states who’s state that failure to paying your student loans can result in the following:

There are some states that will allow that professional licenses to be revoked, suspended, or flat-out refuse to certify if the member has defaulted on their student loans.

If you’re having trouble paying back your student loans borrowers do have options to help them. Available options include lowering monthly payments and loan forgiveness.

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Bill “No Pay” Fay has lived a meager financial existence his entire life. He started writing/bragging about it seven years ago, helping birth into existence as the site’s original “Frugal Man.” Prior to that, he spent more than 30 years covering college and professional sports, which are the fantasy worlds of finance. His work has been published by the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News, among others. His interest in sports has waned some, but his interest in never reaching for his wallet is as passionate as ever. Bill can be reached at

Student loan default is rising across the country and so are the penalties.

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