Fortunately, my payment is not in danger of being late, since I will still have a couple of days to spare when the new Direct Loan Servicing site is unveiled on Monday. But I am ever so slightly annoyed that I was forced to deviate from my usual payment routine to accommodate the transition to the new site.
Surely it must have been possible to prepare the new site for launch without taking down the current Direct Loan Servicing site. In any case, rather than having all my bills paid up promptly after receiving my paycheck, I must now remember to make my payment on Monday morning.
If you are reading this post and searching for the new Direct Loan Servicing web site address, here are links to the original site and the new site:
- New Direct Loan Servicing web site: www.myedaccount.com (opens Monday, 10/10/2011)
- Old Direct Loan Servicing web site: www.dl.ed.gov
And here is some recommended reading on getting out from under student loan debt: