CFPB Complaint


Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-05T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: The servicer of my Perkins Loan changed to XXXX XXXX on XX/XX/XXXX. The loan was in deferment because I am a full-time XXXX student, and after it was transferred, I repeatedly had issues with XXXX XXXX recognizing my full time student status. I sent them my enrollment status in XX/XX/XXXX and was told the loan was in deferment. However, in XX/XX/XXXX, I discovered that the loan was not in deferment and I was going to start being charged monthly payments. Not only did XXXX XXXX not contact me about changes to my account or subsequent monthly charges, but failed to provide any documentation explaining the status of my account with or a breakdown of charges and fees. I contacted XXXX XXXX via phone and email during XX/XX/XXXX and XX/XX/XXXX. On XX/XX/XXXX, my deferment status was finally accepted and retroactively started on XX/XX/XXXX. The charges posted to my account were removed expect for interest and late fees that accumulated during my dispute about the status of my loan during XX/XX/XXXX and XX/XX/XXXX. Via email and telephone, XXXX XXXX representatives said that charges posted to my account would be removed including principal charges, interest, and fees. As of XX/XX/XXXX, my account still shows fees and interest accrued since my loan has been in deferment. I have called and emailed XXXX XXXX over 5 times between XX/XX/XXXX and XX/XX/XXXX, and been told the problem would be fixed, but the charges have not been removed.


State/Zip: MN 551XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3065312

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