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Student Loan Consolidation Assistance Slippery Slope of Compliance

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Recently the site has received a number of great comments about if student loan consolidation assistance services should be regulated or are already regulated under state laws.You can read all the article on this topic, here. When talking about compliance issues for student loan assistance programs the argument seems to come down to one of two statements. We Are Not ... Read More »

Student Loan Assistance Companies Need a Good Debt Relief Lawyer

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The more I talk to regulators around the country the more I’m hearing that student loan assistance companies that charge advance fees are operating illegally in a number of states. The issue is a bit murky at the moment but the argument is student loan assistance companies are charging advance fees and charging a fee for a service to assist ... Read More »

Nation Wide Consumer Debt Relief – Review. Are They a Scam?

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Company Name Nation Wide Consumer Debt Relief Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers My initial reaction is their claim to be able to improve your credit score for an advance fee seems to run into trouble with the Fair Credit Organizations Act. For a company that’s been around since 2006, they don’t appear to have spent any ... Read More »

My College Loan Support / Default Student Loan Specialists – Review. Are They a Scam?

Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

Company Name My College Loan Support Default Student Loan Specialists Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers Student loan consolidation services. However, the company can’t be verified, the management is a mystery, the local appears to not be a real address and the domain ownership is hidden. The company also did not send the client agreement for review ... Read More »

Student Loan Repair Center – Review. Are They a Scam?

Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

Company Name Student Loan Repair Center Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers Promises to lower student loan payments or get student loans forgiven. Makes big claims on home page of results but does not give any support if those are typical results. Address Not available on contact us page. Only available in privacy policy. www.loanrepaircenter.com 1424 Hammocks ... Read More »

Student Loan Managers – Review. Are They a Scam?

Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

Company Name Student Loan Managers Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers The company appears to offer services for federal student loans only to consolidate and/or reduce monthly payments or discharge student loans. Yet these services are available for free directly through the Department of Education to consumers but the company is not transparent about that fact. Depending ... Read More »

Student Loan Processing.US – My Observations and Site Review

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A tipster (send in your tips here) alerted me about a company called Student Loan Processing. Can the names get any more generic? The tipster (send in your tips here) said “They charge 1% of the debt amount” for student loan assistance. It is unclear from the information I was given if there were any other fees or fee schedules. ... Read More »

How to Run a Clean Student Loan Assistance Program

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Since I started writing about student loan rescue or assistance programs that look like they take unfair advantage of consumers I’ve heard from some that would like to know what a “legitimate” student loan assistance program actually would look like. You can see the current list of articles on this subject of student loan assistance or rescue issues, here. My ... Read More »

Student Loan Service in California is Selling Me Student Loan Help. Is This Legal? – Ryan

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“Dear Steve, I have $43,540 in student loan debt. They are charging 1% of the payment and a monthly maintance fee. Is this legal? How are they doing this? Seems to be a legit company and have a good BBB rating. www.studentloanservice.us/services Ryan” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of ... Read More »

Student Loan Assistance Rescue Scams On the Rise – Buyer Beware

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There has been a sudden rise in the number of companies that are selling purported student loan assistance programs. Recently I covered three such programs here, here, and here. You can see all the stories on student loan rescue companies here. One of these programs was even being sold by an IRS approved non-profit charity that targets military members. The ... Read More »

Federal Student Aid Relief Website Generates Legitimate Concerns

Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

A reader wanted to know more about a company called Federal Student Aid Relief that operates a website (FederalStudentAidRelief.com) with a picture of a capitol building on the site. The reader claims they did a bit of secret shopping as well and said, “When I called them I got a guy with a heavy New York accent who definitely implied ... Read More »

Military Debt Management Agency MDMA Hits Military and Consumers for Student Loan Help

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a fee schedule from the non-profit credit counseling group Military Debt Management Agency (MDMA) in Florida. The reader was concerned that this non-profit 501(c)3 IRS approved charity that is supposed to be helping military members and general consumers was taking advantage of those with federal government student loan debt, by charging ... Read More »

Broadsword Student Advantage Sells People Student Loan Help They Could Get for Free

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A reader wanted to know more about a radio commercial they heard in California that was promising a student loan assistance or consolidation program. The reader said the telephone number in the radio advertisement was 800-514-9773 and they thought the company was Student Advantage. So I called to find out what the service was all about.The telephone was answered by ... Read More »

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