Date Received: 2019-01-02T00:00:00.000
Product: Federal student loan servicing
Issue: Struggling to repay your loan
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I’ve defaulted and the company Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency has charged me 18 % in additional interest on my loan for defaulting. My loan amount has actually doubled. Outrageous.
State/Zip: MD 211XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3114635
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