CFPB Complaint

AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint ID 3082987

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-26T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I applied for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. In XXXX when I was accepted into the program my loan was transferred from XXXX to XXXX XXXX. I never received any correspondence in the mailing stating the change or that I was even accepted into the program. Last week I received a notice from XXXX XXXX stating my student loans were behind 120 days with XXXX XXXX. So I called them to see what this was referring to because I was under the impression I was still with XXXX. I was told about the consolidation and transfer of the loan. And that they were sending my correspondences to an old email address because when I had XXXX XXXX back in 2013 I was signed up for paperless notifications. I was never notified that I needed to reapply for my Income Driven Repayment Plan which doesn’t come up for re certification until XXXX with XXXX. So my credit was hit very hard because I wasn’t properly notified.

Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: GA 301XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3082987

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