GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

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tomballard
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GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

Postby tomballard » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:58 pm

This may be a better question for a credit counselor than a group of law students, but I thought I'd ask. I have a very small default - a $150 phone bill from about one year ago that I have paid. GradPlus requires no defaults for five years except in the case of "extenuating circumstances." Of course I had extentuating circumstances by my lights, as anyone with a default does. Can anyone tell me if I can get them to overlook this and get GradPlus loans? Thanks.

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Gunz353
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Re: GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

Postby Gunz353 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:08 pm

I think a default means like not paying a student loan for certain amount of time which puts it officially into "default" status. Credit card bills or phone bills dont count as that...I think...and you did pay it off eventually. But I'm no credit expert.

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kalvano
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Re: GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:23 pm

You're going to have to call and ask.

Technically, it's a default, but you've also paid it.

tomballard
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Re: GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

Postby tomballard » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:56 pm

Thanks guys!

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Re: GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

Postby Renzo » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:09 pm

As long as it has been paid, you're ok. I have a similar thing that gets dinged every time I apply, and every time I call and appeal it, and every time they approve me.

tomballard
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Re: GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

Postby tomballard » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:11 am

That's extremely good to hear. I don't want to do private loans if there's any way to avoid it. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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baboon309
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Re: GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

Postby baboon309 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:44 am

Nah
You usually have 30 days grace period after the due date.
It then goes into collection agency. If that happens, it will report on your credit history.

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Re: GradPlus - will tiny default make me inelligible

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:54 am

As long as it's not currently showing as unpaid on your credit report, you should be fine. You can run your own credit report to check for this if you're paranoid.




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