CFPB Complaint

AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint ID 3073489

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-14T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: Previously my loans were at XXXX. In XX/XX/2017, when I became eligible for the PSLFP, I called XXXX XXXX to understand the requirements of the program. At that time I was told my loans would qualify but I would need to request to move my loans to XXXX in order for them to process my application. I did exactly that and when my loan was transferred, XXXX increased my interest rate. On top of that, my employer ( non-profit ) had many difficulties submitting their portion of my application. After several attempts, we were able to get their information though, only for me to then be denied because my loans didn’t meet the repayment plan requirements. I was more than upset at the time since I had gone through the trouble of moving my loans and then experiencing an interest rate increase. Following that, I became separated from my husband and we were working through a mediator on the details of the divorce. I decided to engage family to help me pay off my student loan in full because I was led to believe differently at this time that I would never have my loans forgiven as I would need to choose a new repayment plan and then make 120 payments which would actually be beyond me paying the loan in full. Early this year, just months after I paid the loan off ( XX/XX/XXXX ) legislation was passed to expand the program on a temporary basis. Upset, I called XXXX again and they stated that to be evaluated for the TPSLFP, I would have to have my loan refunded and resubmit again since I currently had no loans with them again. So, they contacted the department of education to refund my loan. I am told I was issued a refund ( still have not received it ) and they restarted my loan PLUS charged me interest for the time the loan was paid off. Now I owe ~ {$270.00} in accrued interest in a loan that didn’t exist at the time since it was paid off in FULL already.

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Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: MN 554XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with monetary relief

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3073489

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