Date Received: 2018-10-22T00:00:00.000
Product: Federal student loan servicing
Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I learned over 10 years ago that the Bush Administration passed a law that would allow those with outstanding loan debt forgiveness if they worked int he XXXX XXXX. For ten years I diligently paid my monthly bill so that I would have a blemish on my record. When I hit 10 years I applied to have my loan forgiven. I completed all of the necessary paperwork, provided work history, had my loan transferred from the third party vendor back to the DOE. To my surprise, after my loan was transferred I learned that I was not eligible because i had been on the wrong payment plan for 10 years. Why would a payment plan make a difference? I paid regularly, I worked in the XXXX XXXX, declined job offers from the private sector just waiting for the day that my dedication to XXXX XXXX would assist in the hefty weight of these loans.
Once I discovered that I was ineligible I emailed my representatives in Washington. Not one responded to my particular issue. I got a curt, pre-populated response from one and no response from my senator.
In my opinion the way that this was rolled out and so poorly represented to the public is fraudulent. Not once did my lender inform me of repayment options. When I graduated with my XXXX ‘s I consolidated my loans because that is what seemed to make the most sense at that time. There was no education about repayment plans and repercussions of not choosing the right ones. There was no re-education once this bill was passed outlining the need to amend my payment plan to ensure eligibility.
Again, fraudulent, frustrating and a let down.
State/Zip: TX 773XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3053070
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