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Default but was in School

Postby sweetie819 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:59 am

Hi my federal loans are now in default but I attended school atleast part time during this time. I thought it went into automatic deferement if I was attending school. Now I have received a notice of tax refund offset because of my default. I have entered into a rehabilitation because I know i'm responsible for the debt but honestly i thought they went into automatic deferement. If i call the department of ed and let them know can they reverse all of this stuff? Thank you so much!
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Re: Default but was in School

Postby iGrad-FinLit » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:33 am

If you were enrolled less than half time, you likely have no recourse. However, if you were enrolled half-time or more, than the loans should have been deferred. If this is the case, try contacting the Student Loan Ombudsman to assist you: https://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/d ... -ombudsman

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