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Student Loan Defaults Cured - Or is it?

Jul 25, 2008
Defaulted student loans can be devastating to your credit as well as your current budget. Government income tax refunds can stop and you may acquire wage attachments if you fail to take your student loan seriously and default on it.

Defaulting on your student loan is avoidable if you jus 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. I had a difficult time making my monthly payments for my college debts I had accumulated over the years.

'So how do they take back your education?' one of my friends said with sarcasm. If you take this approach you will definitely have a problem and default on your student loan.

The first thing to do is contact your finance company before defaulting on your loan. After all the worry, getting a deferment was quite simple and painless. The company was very helpful and they assigned an agent to me who assisted me with the deferment process.

I couldn't believe how quickly it was all arranged, the debt was frozen and I would only start payments again when things had improved for me. I had other obligations which would not be so readily dealt with so it was so helpful when my student loan provider was so accommodating. I managed to avoid a defaulted student loan but I knew that many of my other creditors would not be so helpful.

It is always worth remembering though that a deferment is only that as interest still accumulates and it will cost more in the long run. Despite this, it is still worth it because there isn't a defaulted student loan. Often, lenders will accept occasional small lump sum payments.

It is not uncommon for banks to allow you to make interest payments only if you have financial problems. Sometimes to help alleviate financial stress, banks will choose to accept an interest only payment on a loan. You won't see the principal shrink during this payment process but you will avoid a defaulted student loan.

Financial support for education is a necessity for many students who would otherwise be unable to attend college. 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.

Alternative payment arrangements or a deferment on the loan are just two alternatives to avoid a poor credit record. Less defaulters means more money in the pot for other people needing to pay for their education.
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