Getting a loan -- for school, a car, or a home -- isn't easy. (At least, it's not as easy as it was ten years ago.) The credit checks, the interest rates, and the possible down payment can make getting a loan next to impossible.
And not everyone can get a loan on their own without family members or friends to cosign. A cosigner is the lender's insurance policy in case the primary borrower can't repay the debt. But once a person has cosigned a loan, is there any way for them to get released?