Date Received: 2018-10-18T00:00:00

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/XXXX, I started an online chat with XXXX XXXX regarding some confusing messages I’d received about my Perkins student loans. Their website says my account is in forbearance till XX/XX/2018 ; but I received a bill showing a balance due next month.

When I applied for the forbearance, it was my understanding that interest will continue to accumulate on the account, but you don’t have to pay it till the forbearance is done. I spoke to XXXX via chat and she said that my account was actually past due and that I needed to pay. While chatting, I XXXX the terms of a Perkins Loan forbearance and found three sites [ plus the Perkins Loan forbearance form itself ] which say that while interest will continue to accumulate, you can wait till the forbearance is done before paying it off.

I confronted XXXX with these facts. She then said that was what she said. I copied and pasted what she ACTUALLY said. She proceeded to apologize, confirmed that I was right, that my account was in good standing, and kept telling me that she was in training. I demanded the name of her supervisor ( XXXX XXXX ) and was told that I could call to make a complaint. I attempted to call XXXX and was on hold for 7 minutes before I gave up and hung up.


State/Zip: NY 142XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3050488

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