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Student Loan Information - Frequently Asked Questions

I have received an “Order to Show Cause” indicating a scheduled date and time to appear at the U.S. Courthouse. What does this mean?

This means you must attend the hearing scheduled at the date, time and location indicated. Additional instructions may also be listed on the order. Do not ignore the order or the instructions contained therein.

How important is it for me to attend this scheduled hearing?

It is very important. Should you not attend the hearing, the court may issue an “Arrest Warrant” and you may be arrested. In the event that an arrest warrant is issued, the U.S. Marshals Service will initiate an investigation; determine your whereabouts and arrest you based on the court’s order.

An Arrest Warrant has been issued in my name. What does this mean?

This means that you did not appear for your scheduled court hearing. Due to your failure to appear, the court ordered the U.S. Marshals Service to arrest you and bring you before the court as soon as possible.

Am I being arrested for not paying my student loan?

No. You are being arrested for failure to appear at your scheduled court hearing.

Is there anything I can do to avoid being arrested?

Yes. If you have missed your hearing contact your local U.S. Marshals office for further instructions.

I found an official Notice on my door. What do I do?

Contact the Deputy U.S. Marshal that is listed on the Notice. Do not ignore or discard.

For additional information, contact your local USMS office.


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