Is there a key difference between defaulting on student loans and defaulting on other types of debts?

Look at it this way: If I don't send in my mortgage payments, then the lender can foreclose on my house. If I don't make my car payments, the lender can repossess my car. If I don't pay my credit card bills, then my credit card company can cancel my cards and turn it over to collections. But can the... show more Look at it this way:

If I don't send in my mortgage payments, then the lender can foreclose on my house.

If I don't make my car payments, the lender can repossess my car.

If I don't pay my credit card bills, then my credit card company can cancel my cards and turn it over to collections.

But can the student loan company repossess my education or cancel my degree?
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