GradPlus Loan - Adverse Credit History - Do I qualify?

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colbyadd
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GradPlus Loan - Adverse Credit History - Do I qualify?

Postby colbyadd » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:41 pm

Hello all! First time poster, long time lurker.
I'm applying to law school for next Fall and will most likely need GradPlus loans. I am not sure if I qualify. According to the Adverse Credit conditions on the GradPlus loan page, I think I do. My credit isn't good by any means, but I have never had any of the following.... You are considered to have an adverse credit history if you are 90 or more
days delinquent on any debt or if, within 5 years of the date of the credit
report, you have been the subject of a default determination, bankruptcy
discharge, foreclosure, repossession, tax lien, wage garnishment, or writeoff
of a Federal Student Aid debt (for example, a Direct Loan or Federal
Stafford Loan)."


I have had an account go to collections for a TV bill I didn't pay. I finally paid it off, but on my credit history it shows as a past collection account with a $0 balance. Will this disqualify me? Based on the information above, I would assume no, but I asked the same question to a financial aid guy at a college and he said I may be declined. I'm not sure if I am reading the adverse credit history terms wrong or what, but it doesn't seem like that would disqualify me. Does anyone here have experience with GradPlus loans and similar conditions?

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Re: GradPlus Loan - Adverse Credit History - Do I qualify?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:48 pm

You are considered to have an adverse credit history if you are 90 or more days delinquent on any debt or if, within 5 years of the date of the credit
report, you have been the subject of a default determination, bankruptcy discharge, foreclosure, repossession, tax lien, wage garnishment, or writeoff
of a Federal Student Aid debt (for example, a Direct Loan or Federal Stafford Loan)."

You aren't 90 days past due on the debt.

You have to have some seriously terrible credit to not get GradPlus loans.

colbyadd
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Re: GradPlus Loan - Adverse Credit History - Do I qualify?

Postby colbyadd » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:01 pm

OK great. Thank you. I just needed reassurance!




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