Collegiate Funding Services

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Collegiate Funding Services appears to be a loan company marketing primarily to college students.

Review

This company sends out bulk mail, addressed to college students, which is phrased and designed in such a way that it may easily be mistaken for an official notice regarding an existing student loan. It is, however, an offer of "loan consolidation".

I don't know how their service compares to others of the same type, but this marketing tactic is slimy.

Rating: avoid

--Woozle 16:58 EDT, 16 Sep 2005

Contact Information

Collegiate Funding Services
Student Loan Department
1-866-478-0311 (Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 pm ET)
http://www.cfsstudentloan.com

To stop receiving offers (according to the mailing):

1-888-5-OPT-OUT (this may or may not be a genuine opt-out line)

One mailing (September, 2005) had no mailing address; another mailing received on 2006-06-10 had this addresss:

P.O. Box 96139
Washington, DC 20066

A whois on cfsstudentloan.com (September, 2005) returned the following:

Collegiate Funding Services, LLC. ... mnicholas@cfsloans.com
100 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 US
540-374-1600 fax: 540-374-1981

A whois on cfsloans.com gives the following (as does cfsloan.com, with differences as shown):

Nicholas, Mark ... mnicholas@cfsloans.com
Collegiate Funding Services, LLC.
10304 Spotsylvania Avenue
Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22408 US
540-374-1600 x 5416 fax: 540-368-5964
Updated Date: 31-oct-2005
Creation Date: 27-apr-1999
  • cfsloan.com:
    Updated Date: 31-oct-2005
    Creation Date: 28-apr-1999


The cfsstudentloan.com web site redirects to a page on http://www.realworldloan.com/; a whois on realworldloan.com gives the same information as above, except:

Updated Date: 31-oct-2005
Creation Date: 05-may-1999