CFPB Complaint

AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-05-11T00:00:00

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I paid four of my five student loans in full with a refinance through XXXX. I left one student loan open because the interest rate was lower than my refinance. I owed a very small amount on ” loan sequence 2 ” and had pre-paid a couple of years of payments on that loan. XX/XX/XXXX I decided to start re-paying the debt that was pre-paid through at least XX/XX/XXXX because I would like to start a family and thought I should get rid of that loan first. When I made the {$92.00} payment, all four of the closed loans re-opened. I called onXX/XX/XXXX to complain to XXXX as the 4 loans should have been paid in full. I told XXXX XXXX that I wanted the loans which re-opened with credit to be reapplied to the total debt owed and DID NOT WANT checks sent to me. I was told no little checks would be sent. I received two checks for about {$2.00} each about one week later. After two calls and multiple escalations I was told my loan would be entered into a ” lead review ” which would take two weeks maximum. After two weeks, I called again and I was told the process could take up to 30 days. Meanwhile, the amount owed increased. I continue to call XXXX and the problem is not fixed. XXXX is now reporting my credit as OVER 260 DAYS PAST DUE which is a LIE and IS Seriously affecting my credit. I had to buy a new car and was not able to get the promotional rate. MY LOANS ARE REPORTING AS ALMOST IN DEFAULT WHICH IS A LIE. MY CREDIT IS REPORTING AS HAVING SERIOUS DELINQUENCY WHICH IS A LIE. EVERY TIME I CALL XXXX they demonstrate a complete inability to assist me. The first person who answers informs me my loans are significantly past due and in risk of default after multiple escalations I finally reach someone who has a clue and says it normally does not take this long to correct. It has been a month and a half and my credit is messed up.

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Additionally, XXXX never explained to me the consequence of paying the income based repayment. My loans therefore capitalized as follows : on XX/XX/XXXX – {$10000.00} and on XX/XX/XXXX – {$550.00} ( despite on time regular payments since the first due date XX/XX/XXXX. I made regular on time payments until XX/XX/XXXX. On XX/XX/XXXX my interest capitalized {$17000.00}. This added a total {$28000.00} to my amount owed. I then made on time payments until XX/XX/XXXX and I paid 4 of my loans in full in XX/XX/XXXX

Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: NH 038XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with non-monetary relief

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2903803

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