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I am sorry to learn of your friend's plight.
Unfortunately, Student Loans are one of the very few debts that borrowers simply cannot get rid of unless they fit into one of the very few exceptions (which you appear to already be aware of, but here is a link to the complete list: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation).
I wish that I had a more satisfactory answer for you, but unfortunately this is simply a very unfortunate situation which current government policy has not provided any relief. (There are many philosophical debates regarding the merits of this policy, but unfortunately these considerations do not help your friend, or the many other student loan borrowers, in her current situation).