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Guide to Avoid Defaulting on Your Student Loan

Jul 21, 2008
People that default on their student loan usually find their credit drop. There are serious implications when you default on your student loan as it can affect your wages and possible tax refunds in addition to a poor credit rating.

Defaulting on your student loan is avoidable if you just do a few simple things. Before you do anything you will regret, make sure that you keep in contact with your lender.

You may find it nearly impossible to go default if you immediately contact your lending institution once you face serious financial problems. My monthly repayments at one time became almost impossible to maintain because of loans acquired whilst a student.

My education was not a tangible product but service so how would they try and take that back? If you take this approach you will definitely have a problem and default on your student loan.

To avoid defaulting on your loan, contact your lender before it gets to this stage. I was amazed by how easy getting a deferment really was. The company was very helpful and they assigned an agent to me who assisted me with the deferment process.

Everything was arranged within the week, payments were frozen and I could start living my life again. I knew that some of my other commitments would not be so easily rearranged and this deferment would help me get started again. I wish all my creditors had been as helpful as the student loan provider.

Don't forget though that interest is still adding to your loan whilst the suspension is on and it will cost you more in the long run. Despite the additional cost it is preferable to a defaulted student loan. Often, lenders will accept occasional small lump sum payments.

Some banks are willing to let you make interest payments on the account during times of financial stress. Sometimes to help alleviate financial stress, banks will choose to accept an interest only payment on a loan. Your credit rating should not be affected but remember the principle sum will still have to be paid at some stage.

You have to remember that many students rely on loans like this to complete their education. New students may not be able to have a loan if the percentage of defaulters is too high. Your loan provider would prefer you communicate with them if the debt is becoming a problem.

Sometimes to help alleviate financial stress, banks will choose to accept an interest only payment on a loan. It could also help perspective college pupils get the funds they need to finance higher education costs.
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Sandy Regal is a Finance Advisor: If you are having difficulty repaying your education loan, what you should not do is stop repaying that education loan. Browse Sandy's site and learn tips , secrets on managing your loan payment.
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