CFPB Complaint

AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint ID 3066706

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-06T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: My complaint is regarding the Public Sevice Loan Forgiveness program servicer, Fed Loan Servicing at XXXX ( PENNSYLVANIA HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AGENCY ). I have been attempting to go through the PSLF process since XX/XX/2017 after making 10 years of on-time payments while employed with a qualifying employer. Because of the whole ” qualifying payments ” misinformation, I was directed to the Temporary Expanded PSLF. I was also denied for this process, again, because I was given bad information by XXXX XXXX XXXX. The entire PSLF process is just a rouse. They make the process purposefully cumbersome and purposefully provide bad information so that they can perpetually deny the applications they receive. It was easier for me to purchase my $ XXXX house than get through the PSLF process. This program never should have been given to a private servicing firm outside of the DOE, and of course, now that XXXX XXXX is in charge of it, nothing moves forward to help student borrowers.

Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: CT 060XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3066706

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