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Student Loan Collections

Debt collectors work with universities, colleges and private lenders to collect student loans. For education loans backed by the federal government, the U.S. Department of Education has a clearly-defined collection program that uses private collection agencies. Recent changes in federal law will shift all previously federally backed loans to direct loans from the federal government, cutting private lenders out of the equation.


Big Shifts in Debt by Age: A Very Literal Interpretation of Knowing Your Debtor

A recent credit report study from TransUnion found that the composition of loans that people typically carry has materially changed for both the youngest and oldest segments of the population during the last decade. Not only did economic forces prompt change, but general demographic shifts have changed the composition of outstanding credit among different age groups in the U.S.


Account Control Technology Achieves No. 1 Performance Ranking on Student Loan Collection Contract

Account Control Technology, Inc. (ACT), a national leader in delivering debt recovery solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as the No. 1 private collection agency on the U.S. Department of Education unrestricted contract for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The ranking was among the 17 large agencies currently on the unrestricted contract.