Date Received: 2018-10-19T00:00:00.000
Product: Federal student loan servicing
Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Since XX/XX/2017, I have been attempting to determine how many qualifying payments I have made under PSLF. I have called customer service repeatedly, and they have not been able to give a consistent answer. In XX/XX/XXXX it was 3 payments, and today it is 9. I have not been able to determine exactly why they have not counted the payments. The answer to that question is different every time I call. Today, I spent almost 90 minutes trying to speak to a manager. I was left on hold for over 20 minutes. I was hung up on. Ultimately I was told a manager would call me back. She could not say who. She could not say when.
State/Zip: CA 925XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3051424
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