Several years ago I took out a subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loan; the lender was HSBC and the guaranty agency was NYS Higher Education Services. Both loans defaulted and went into collections. I arranged for loan rehabilitation with the collection agency, which should be completed at the beginning of 2014.
On my credit report, I have three negative marks: two from HSBC (one for each loan), and one from NYS Higher Education Services (for the sum of both loans). The HSBC entries say "Student loan assigned to government", and the Higher Education Services entry says "At least 120 days or more than four payments past due".
My question is: when I complete loan rehabilitation, will the default be removed from all three entries?
All default notation should be removed from your report. Some lenders remove just the notation and mark the account "paid as agreed" or similar, but others will remove the entire tradelines, or the lates that lead up to the default. Is your collection agency reporting? That tradeline should disappear entirely once the loan is sold back to a regular servicer.