Date Received: 2018-04-02T00:00:00
Product: Federal student loan servicing
Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Occurred in XX/XX/2017. Instructed that in order to participate in XXXX Public Service Loan Forgiveness, I had to consolidate my loans. Discussed with XXXX XXXX whom verified this to be true. Consolidated loan per their recommendation. Discovered that not only was that not true, but also all the payments I had made to that point no longer counted and could not be retrospectively added back on. Discussed at length with XXXX. They reported what the give is only advice and they cant be held liable for the outcomes.
State/Zip: MO 641XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2861168
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