My fiance was going to college for Pharmacy, but she was kicked out before she could start her residency due to a professor who had it out for her. She also didn't have the $40k to do her residency since she was maxed out on student loans. She then went to another college and graduated with a nursing degree and discovered while in that program, there was an error in her financial records and she did qualify for more student loans. In total, for 10 years of college, she ended up with $250k in student loans.
A program like this would help her out immensely, but 90% of the loans were taken out before Oct 2007, so she doesn't qualify. Student loan assistance needs to be expanded for others in her situation. We've ran the numbers through all sorts of online calculators and her monthly payments in total are between $5k and $7k depending on the site. There is no way she is able to repay these loans. She didn't choose to drop out of the Pharmacy program, she was forced out. Some sort of forgiveness should be granted for her situation, but that will never happen. She'll be paying on these loans the rest of her life. It's a crock.