- Acronym: ED.
- Website: Department of Education (ED)
- Contact: Contact the Department of Education. …
- Main Address: 400 Maryland Ave., SW. …
- Toll Free: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
- TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service)
- Forms: Department of Education Forms.
- Government branch: Executive Department.
Additionally, are my student loans Federal?
Another way for you to determine if you have a federal loan is by accessing the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) site using your FSA ID. The NSLDS site displays information on all federal loan and grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements.
Simply so, do student loans get sent to collections?
A student loan won’t go to collections until it has entered default. Once your loans enter default, the entire balance becomes due, also called acceleration. The lender will then send your student loan to a collection agency, where they will begin attempts to get repayment from you.
Do student loans go away after 7 years?
Student loans don’t go away after 7 years. There is no program for loan forgiveness or loan cancellation after 7 years. However, if it’s been more than 7.5 years since you made a payment on your student loan debt and you default, the debt and the missed payments can be removed from your credit report.
If you have a federal student loan, you must contact the collection agency that has been assigned to collect on the loan. If you don’t know which collection agency your loan might have been assigned to, you can contact our Default Resolution Group at 1-800-621-3115 for the agency’s address and phone number.
The most easily accessible student loan forgiveness programs include: Public Service Loan Forgiveness: After 10 years of making payments while working full time for a qualifying government or nonprofit employer, the rest of your loan debt is forgiven.
Log in to studentaid.gov. All federal student loan borrowers have a My Federal Student Aid account they can access with their FSA ID. Sign in to your account, select a loan and look at its repayment status to see if it’s listed as in default. Your account also includes information about your servicer, if you need it.
The Federal Student Aid website, which is managed by the Department of Education, shows you how much you owe in federal student loans. Your Federal Student Aid dashboard will show your loan’s original amount, current student loan balance, interest and payment status. It also tells you who your loan servicer is now.
- Your student loan amounts and balances.
- Your loan servicer(s) and their contact information.
- Your interest rates.
- Your current loan status (in repayment, in default, etc.)
Nelnet is a federal student loan servicer working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, the government agency that lends you or your child student loans.
Your student loan account number is a unique 10-digit number that is given to you by your student loan provider and is used for identifying your federal student loan. Students can use their student loan account number to look up their payments and see how much of their balance is left.
call the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-433-3243.
Please call us at 1-800-621-3115 (TTY: 1-877-825-9923) for questions regarding defaulted student loan accounts.
Will my federal student loan debt be collected if I’ve defaulted? Debt collection is suspended for borrowers who have defaulted on federal student loan debt through September 30, 2021. This means collectors will not take actions to collect payment, such as deducting from a tax refund or garnishing wages.