get a credit report SOON!!!!

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  1. jhug

    jhug 1K Member

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    This is just a quick note to tell everyone to get a credit report!!! I just got one and found that I've been mixed up with 4 other people and now have $23,000 in debt!! Of course they are working on fixing it-- but if i had never checked i would have tried to apply for med school loans and there is no way i would have gotten them! Plus, the supreme court just passed a ruling that if something is on your credit for 2 years, mix-up or not, you are stuck with it! I used <a href="http://www.experian.com" target="_blank">www.experian.com</a> and they have been very attentive, but there are millions out there that will do it.
     
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  3. AceUF78

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    Yep very good advice. Because if there is an error on your credit report, it can take up to 3 months to get it corrected. So get it... !!!
     
  4. mikeaparker

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    Question... I've heard that if you are applying for only stafford sub/unsub loans, there is no credit check..
    Only a problem if you have defaulted on student loans.. anyone else heard anything different???

    Thanks..


    Mike
     
  5. AceUF78

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    I'm pretty sure you are right. You only need a credit report if you plan on taking out Private Loans.
     
  6. jhug

    jhug 1K Member

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    For anyone wanting to rent...almost all apartment complexes will want a credit check! eeeek!
     

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