Student loan company seeks money from Beaumont woman

Andrea Dearden Sep. 18, 2014, 2:45pm

A Beaumont woman is accused of failing to repay nearly $41,000 in student loans.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2 filed a lawsuit Aug. 19 in Jefferson County District Court against Belen Burks. 

According to the complaint, Burks signed a student loan promissory note with Bank of America to attend Stephen F. Austin University. The original loan, part of the Student Loan Trusts, allowed for a deferral period, after which Burks allegedly agreed to begin making payments on the loan.

National Collegiate alleges Burks defaulted on the loan despite being sent a letter demanding full payment in February 2012. She is accused of breach of contract and, according to the lawsuit, has an outstanding balance of more than $40,000. The National Collegiate Student Loan Trust seeks the full balance plus interest, attorney and court fees.

Attorney Michael J. Scott, of Carrollton, represents the plaintiff.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B196-022

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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