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AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint

By on October 19, 2017

Date Received: 2017-08-19T00:00:00

Product: Private student loan

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I make payments to American Education Services twice monthly. I have numerous loans both Federal and Private that they service. I make the payments in full that are listed on my account on their website. I continue to get Past Due notices from a collection agency saying I have ” {$0.00} ” or a negative balance Past Due. How is a negative or XXXX balance Past Due? I received notice in XXXX 2016 that they misapplied my payments after I did a short term deferment, however, I continue to get Past Due notices for no balances. If I am paying my payments in full every 2 weeks, how can I even have anything past due unless they are continuing to misapply my payments. I have contacted them on numerous occasions getting different answers, saying I need to specify what loans I want to pay with each payment or that they will look into it. I have done all of their suggestions and continue to get these ridiculous past due notices from a collection agency.

Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: MI 493XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2617732

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