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Re: Help with AES/CHASE

Go to the National Student Loan Data System (nslds.ed.gov) and log in.  If the loan is listed there, it is a federal loan.  If it isn't, you have a private loan.

 

If it is a private loan, you'll need to handle it like you would any other collection account.  If you have the money, you'll want to work with the collection agency to pay a part or all of the balance in exchange for their removing the account from your reports.

 

If it is a federal loan, you have the option of rehabilitating the loan by working with the collection agency to make 9 on-time payments over 9 months.  Once you do that, your loan will be sold back to a servicer, the collection account removed, and the default status taken off the old loan.  You'll also get a new, clean tradeline for the loan.