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jpmack
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-29-2010

Student loan

Will paying over time back a government student loan for college help raise my credit? I'm due to start payments on it coming up soon.

Thanks
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JM-AM
Posts: 3,303
Registered: ‎06-09-2010

Re: Student loan

If they are reported on your Credit reports, showing responsible payment history always builds up your credit profile.

 

Since it is a student loan and an installment loan it will not help as much as revolving credit, but its a good part of a mix of credit.

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jpmack
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-29-2010

Re: Student loan

Yes, it's on my credit report. Thanks for your help. I'm ready to pull the trigger on a auto loan in a few months. My credit isn't the best due to my wreckless, non caring college thinking in my credit. I'm paying off the most of my negative collections, and then due the loan as a clean new slate of responsible paying. I've talked to a few dealers it seems they could help me possibly.
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guiness56
Posts: 22,408
Registered: ‎01-17-2008

Re: Student loan

Just paying off a collection won't help your score.  They would really need to be removed.

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jpmack
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-29-2010

Re: Student loan

How do they get removed?
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guiness56
Posts: 22,408
Registered: ‎01-17-2008

Re: Student loan

It may or may not be easy depending on the CA reporting.  You would need to send a PFD.

 

How old are the collections?  What is the DoFD of the accounts?  What is the SOL for your state?

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jpmack
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-29-2010

Re: Student loan

I'm sorry, is their another thread to define those , I'm not familiar with those terms. I apologize for my lack for knowledge on this topic. We learn everyday.
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noMoreApathy
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Re: Student loan

DoFD= Date of First Delinquency – This is the date of the delinquency that led to the collection/charge off status. This is NOT the first time you were ever delinquent on the account. It is the last time you got behind on payments and never again got caught up. If you are looking at your EX or TU report, it may not show DoFD, instead it will say “This account scheduled to remain until XXXXX” or something to that affect, subtract 7-7.5 years from this date and you will have DoFD.   

 

SOL= Statute of Limitations—this is state based and sets the time limit the creditors have to sue you to recover their money. Now, they can sue after this time expires, but you must show up in court and use “expired SOL” as your defense and you win. Never ignore a summons just because you are past SOL. If the creditor arrives in court and you fail to show then you will lose a default judgement.

 

PFD Help

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guiness56
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Re: Student loan

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Don't apologize.  That's what we are for.

 

Look at the second and 3rd stickies in my signature line.  You'll find a lot of good information there.

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jpmack
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-29-2010

Re: Student loan

Ok, thanks I appreciate the help. I will do.

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