Defaulting on a loan means that you have not met your obligations when it comes to the terms of repayment.
It can mean missing a payment, being late on a payment or avoiding a payment altogether.
Most banks will first issue a notice to a client in default, allowing for a designated time period — usually around seven days — in which you can make good on your payment.
Though it may not be a realistic route for many defaulted student loan borrowers, repaying the loan could be one way to get the defaulted loan out of your hair and the negative marks off your credit report.
If you're able to make a large, one-time payment, ask the debt collector, whether the original lender or a subsequent collection agency, to remove the default from your credit report in exchange for the large payment, advises Jeremy Simon of consumer credit card website Credit
After several unsuccessful attempts with the collection agency who had garnished my wages.
I decided to reach out to The Student Loan Help Center.