Credit Advice

Have a question? Have advice to share? The combined knowledge and experience of everyone in the Credit Karma community can help you. Enter your question or help others below to get started!

Question

Posted in Credit Report
Profile Image

Question By
Cheddar01

1 Contribution
0 People Helped
Thought debt was taken care of, years later find it in collections
Back in 2012 I was attending community college on a pell grant. Towards the end if the quarter I got very sick and didn't finish the quarter. The school sent a letter requesting repayment of funds. I sent a few monthly payments while awaiting a doctors note to excuse the debt. As soon as I submitted the note, I stopped making the monthly payment. I never heard a word from the school again. I assumed the note had taken care of the debt.

Now 3 years later, I see that the debt was sent to collections. No one has ever contacted me from the collections agency or from the school. I assume there are many fees and interest attached to this debt at this point. I feel this is unfair since no one from collections has ever contacted me.

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks!

Your Credit Scores Should Be Free. And Now They Are.

View your scores and reports anytime.

SIGN UP NOW
All Responses

Result 1-1 of 1Results per page: 5 | 10 | 25Page 1 of 1   Previous | Next
1 Contribution
0 People Helped

More information..

I also want to add that the note from the doctor is actually a tool that the

school suggested that I do in order to eliminate the debt, not just something I hoped would work.

Result 1-1 of 1Results per page: 5 | 10 | 25Page 1 of 1   Previous | Next

Your Credit Scores Should Be Free. And Now They Are.

View your scores and reports anytime.

SIGN UP NOW

Reply to this Question

Write your response:
Enter Your Comments

The Credit Advice pages of the Site may contain messages submitted by users over whom Credit Karma has no control. Credit Karma cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any such messages. Some users may post messages that are misleading, untrue or offensive. You must bear all risk associated with your use of the Credit Advice pages and should not rely on messages in making (or refraining from making) any specific financial or other decisions.