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AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint

By on January 28, 2019
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: 1 ) XXXX XXXX ( current provider ) Complaint 1 : I have been trying to get my loan payments qualified for the service loan forgiveness program past 3 years. I have worked for an XXXX XXXX from XX/XX/XXXX ( since XXXX school graduation ) to currently, and I have made no progress, spending hours of time that I dont have on the phone spending over 20 hours on the phone w different operators. These operators keep giving me different information to resolve issue but when I call back due to denial or just bc I have heard nothing for months, there has been NO change. They have my payslip, employer verification and W. They refuse to approve all of my payments due to transitioning from paid training fellowship physician to practicing attending physicians where the tax id number ‘s change since I am paid from different pockets of the same academic institution at the University of XXXX. Complaint 2 I have requested payment history from XXXX and XXXX XXXX through XXXXmy loan payment information, and that this information should be obtained by my servicer.

XXXX and XXXX XXXX ( ACS XXXX ) – I have requested 3 times for my student loan payment history so that I can prove that I have made payments to qualify for loan forgivenentss. I have requested my payment history through XXXX XXXX ( current servicer ) 2 times and independently by requesting it directly to each of them. I have received no payment history in the mail. As a result I have no proof of payments that I have made since XX/XX/XXXX to 1 ) count toward Loan Forgivement Payment Plan and 2 ) qualify for interest forgiveness program.

XXXX : I was disqualified for the interest forgive program because my loans from Direct Loans ( currently ACS ) was changed to XXXX. I was provided no notice in written manner or via telephone. I was working about XXXX hours per week taking care of patients in XXXX. I was contacted by collection agency via phone who informed me that I was delinquent. This is how I found out that XXXX was my new provider. I made several phone calls and there was not a SINGLE person who informed me of the implications of interest on my student loans being capitalized versus forgiven due to this late payment. My interest was therefore NOT forgiven and interest capitalized in addition to the principle because I was FORCED into taking a forebearance. I did not even know that I was disqualified of this program with ballooned interest as a result of this mishap in which there was NO communication or notice given to me that my loan provider had been changed.

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employment XXXX : XX/XX/XXXX to XX/XX/XXXX – XXXX XXXX XXXX XX/XX/XXXX to present – University of XXXX ( XX/XX/XXXX-XX/XX/XXXX General Medical Education/ XX/XX/XXXX to present XXXX Hospital )

Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: WA 981XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with non-monetary relief

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3073434

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