AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint 3056715

Date Received: 2018-10-25T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I got the loans in XXXX. It’s 2 loans : one with an original balance of {$6800.00} ( UNSUB ) and the other for {$6100.00} ( SUB ) with fixed interest rate of 4.625 % for both. I have deferred the loan up until 5 years ago and have been making payments for 5 years in the amount of {$130.00} total for both loans. I went paperless and also was on auto pay. I didn’t really check up on the loan status and it was naive on my part for trusting the company. I recently logged on to AES now that they have an app. I was looking at the break down of each loan and it doesn’t make sense. The difference between my original balance and principle balance for the unsub loan is barely {$200.00} and the difference for the sub loan is barely {$1000.00}. So in 5 years, I have paid them over {$7800.00} ( including interest ) and only about {$1200.00} went towards the principal balance ( total for both loans )? Thats absolutely insane! I looked up the payment history on my account and it only goes back till XXXX of XXXX. Also when I do the math for the payments that they claim went towards principal balance doesn’t add up. They also claim I plaid {$4600.00} towards the principle balance, on the website, but again my total owed still doesn’t make sense. I called them and they gave me some erroneous explanations I couldn’t even comprehend and didn’t really do anything to help me better understand. They basically told me to make bigger payments if I wanted to see a significant difference in the principle balance. I just want to know where all my money went and how they are making these calculations. If my original balance was {$13000.00} and I ” paid ” {$4600.00} ( as they claim on my account ) then wouldn’t my principle balance be less than {$11000.00} ( currently owed ). I didn’t have this issue with XXXX ( who I finally paid off ). Also, AES says they are funded by XXXX ( when I logged on to the app ) and I called XXXX but they had no connection to AES and couldn’t really help me out. Please help. I feel like calling AES again is a lost cause. I have been and still am burdened with other student loans and this is a very stressful matter for me.


Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: CA 911XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3056715

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