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AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint

By on February 2, 2019
Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-12-03T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I was previously having my loans serviced by XXXX and was on a payment plan with a low payment for the year based on my limited income. I then switched my lender to XXXX as part of the PSLF program. Before switching I spoke to XXXX and was told I could continue with my existing plan at my current payment. After switching I was told I would need to resubmit a plan. I called XXXX again on XX/XX/XXXX and I was told again that I could continue with my previous payments but my plan would be changed in XXXX after tax season. Today I received an email stating I owed over {$2000.00} and after calling XXXX I learned that everything I was told was a lie and now I need to change my plan which will cause my interest to compound costing me thousands of dollars. XXXX directly lied to me to increase my student loan burden.

Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: OH 43617

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3089560

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