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Student Loan Default Consequences and Penalties

What Happens If I Default on My Student Loans?

Defaulting on a student loan can have serious and long-lasting consequences. Avoid it if at all possible.
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Updated: 2020-12-23
Avoiding Student Loan Default
How to Get Out of Student Loan Default

If you don't make required payments on a student loan, you'll end up in default--and face serious, long-lasting consequences. Your credit will be badly damaged, you'll end up owing more money, and you may find yourself in court.

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Legal Consumer - Law. Jurisdictional relevance: The content of this article pertains to all US states and counties.

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