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Consequences of Default
If a borrower fails to repay his/ her student loan on a timely basis, he/ she will be considered in default and may encounter the following consequences:
  • Reporting to national credit bureaus, which may cause a negative effect on the borrower's credit rating


  • Assessment of late charges


  • Restriction of access to institutional records


  • The borrower may be ineligible to receive additional federal or state financial aid


  • The entire unpaid balance of the loan, including interest, may become immediately due and payable


  • Placement of the loan with an attorney or collection service; costs associated with the collection of any loan will be added to the amount owed