Hello everyone I have several student loans originating from 2007-2009 that were originally through Sallie mae and navigant I believe. Through my own poor choices I never made any real attempts to pay on them and they were acquired by the department of education. I recently checked credit karma and they are now listed as closed with a loan balance of 0 for total despite each individual loan still having not been paid. It no longer shows it as a strike against me apparently. I tried getting information from the department of educations Texas office number and was met with an automated response that I have 37000 in loans outstanding. Will this continue to accrue as they are apparently closed? Would it be worth attempting to tackle and possibly consolidate somehow into a single payment or should I go down this constant path of ignoring the debt? Is this just a temporary reprieve from the pandemic? It says the accounts were closed in February of 2019 but I swear I saw them open later than this.. I don't have anyone else to give advice on this which is why I came to you guys for some perspective. Thank you for reading God bless.
If these are federal student loans (which it sounds like), there is no statute of limitations and they are always collectible. So you need to track them down.
Check out this article and see how to find who owns your student loans (https://thecollegeinvestor.com/19370/how-to-find-out-who-owns-your-student-loans/).