Found this on the blog of the California Appellate Report (Shaun Martin, author):
Monday, February 23, 2009
The Ninth Circuit has said it once, and they'll say it again (and again). You've got to pay your student loans. Even if you go bankrupt. And even if your creditor is the University itself, who (like Vanderbilt University here) gives you the loan essentially in the form of a credit card, and at an inflated, credit-card like interest rate.