any help is help enough

any help is help enough

I'm one of the lucky that thanks to good financial aid and a tuition discount (because of my mother working in the university system) I can go to a 4-year college. But my fiancee' on the other hand, after some time of being out of work and nearly homeless, is starting to get back on his feet. His credit history isn't so good. He's got money he owes to Visa, a cell phone company, a cable company, and some other debts here and there. He's working hard to take care of these things, as well as other money needed to concentrate on keeping up with current bills *rent, etc*. So...seeing as his experience are outside of my personal experience...he wanted me to post here to find out what to expect when it comes to trying to get into school (after debts are paid that is). He doesn't know if, even after paying off those debts, will they still prevent him from getting a student loan? He read that bills...both paid and unpaid...stay on your credit history for 6 years. I should mention I'm American while he's Canadian, so I don't know if the credit history's longevity stays the same . So he keeps freaking out because he's in the midst of handling all this debt...and at the same time, then freaking out because he's scared of 'what if after all of this, I can't get a student loan because it took me so long to get my debts paid off?'. Granted that some of those bills went untouched for near 2 years. i'm just looking for any advice on what to expect once he's paid off these debts, as far as student loans go. also, anything I can tell him so he'll stop worrying so much. and anything we can do to better his situation, as far as being eligible for student loans in the future when he's finished paying debts and has saved enough to start up. thanks so much for anything you can offer.
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