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Climb Out of the Delinquent Loan Pit

Late Student Loan Payments

When life circumstances change, it can be hard to keep up with reoccurring student loan bills – especially when you’re focused on making ends meet. Unfortunately, you’ll land in delinquent loan status when you pay late or not at all.

Becoming Delinquent

Your loan becomes delinquent the day after an overdue payment until the time you catch up. If you fully pay a day or two late, you’ll avoid further trouble – but the situation escalates if you never pay at all.

Effects of Delinquent Status on Credit

A late student loan payment affects more than your relationship with the loan servicer – it can damage your credit After your loan is delinquent for 90 days, student loan servicers report it to the three major credit bureaus.

Poor credit can make it difficult to qualify for things like:

  • Credit cards
  • Home and mortgage loans
  • Car loans

And even if you are approved for new lines of credit, it’s unlikely you’ll get a decent interest rate.

Stop Trying to Make Payments You Can’t Afford

Did you know you’re not stuck with your current loan repayment plan? You have options. Many plans offered by your federal or private loan servicer will allow you to catch up on payments with a lower rate, and even get ahead.

Whether you want to pay less in more installments or pay more to speed up paying off your debt, our team can help you vet the possibilities. We’ll go over the positives and negatives of each, so you can feel confident in your decision.

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