You’ll need to provide documentation of your monthly income and expenses, including a completed form.Depending on your individual circumstances, this alternative payment amount may be lower than the payment amount you were initially offered.

Your required monthly payment amount is determined by your loan holder.

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However, your credit history will still show late payments that were reported by your before the loan went into default.

If you consolidate a defaulted loan, the record of the default (as well as late payments reported before the loan went into default) will remain in your credit history.

Learn more about loan rehabilitation and loan consolidation.

Unless you make three voluntary, on-time, full monthly payments on a defaulted loan before you consolidate it, your choice of repayment plans for the new will be limited to one of the income-driven repayment plans.

One way to get out of default is to repay the defaulted loan in full, but that's not a practical option for most borrowers.

The two main ways to get out of default are loan rehabilitation and loan consolidation.

Late payments will remain on your credit report for seven years from when they were first reported.

It’s important that you fully understand loan rehabilitation and loan consolidation before making your decision.

You must provide documentation of your income to your loan holder.