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I was a single parent when I got my daughters student loans.

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I was a single parent when I got my daughters student loans. I owe about $40,000 on the parental part and I signed the agreement solely. I am now remarried. My question is: if I were to die does that loan follow me to my grave? I wouldn't think that my current wife would be responsible.
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Good evening. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. If you, the borrower, die, then your federal student loans will be discharged. If you are a parent PLUS loan borrower, then the loan may be discharged if you die, or if the student on whose behalf you obtained the loan dies. The loan will be discharged if a family member or other representative provides a certified copy of the death certificate to the school (for a Federal Perkins Loan) or to the loan servicer (for a Direct Loan or FFEL Program loan).

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