How to Talk to a Person on Nelnet

If you have any experience at all with Nelnet, you may be one of the many people who have tried to contact their customer service. Since Nelnet is a financial planning site that offers information about educational funding, there is always the possibility of questions. The web site is free to access, and gives you a direct link to services like financial planning and loan applications.nelnet

Sometimes one of the most frustrating things to deal with when trying to work with financial sites like Nelnet is making phone calls. That frustration can be compounded through things like being put on hold, not being able to understand the representative you’re talking to, dealing with an automated system or not being able to reach an actual human being. Many companies are leaning towards more automated recordings for customer service, but that doesn’t always meet the customer’s needs. Nelnet has received numerous complaints from people trying to call in and talk to an actual person.

If you follow these steps you should be able to talk to someone. The process is lengthy, but should help you reach an actual person sooner that you would otherwise.

  • When you reach the main menu, press option 4
  • Press option 1 to review all loans
  • Listen through every loan group
  • At the end of the loan group reading you will press option 1 to talk to a representative

Among the complaints of not being able to reach someone, this technique works. Apparently the representatives at Nelnet are aware that getting in touch with them is very difficult and the company is working to make it easier. For now this method should help you until another solution is provided.








9 Responses to “How to Talk to a Person on Nelnet”

  1. Katelyn says:

    I noticed this post was from a few years ago and now Nelnet has changed their automated system to voice activated and saying “operator” does not automatically work to talk to a representative. I accidentally found a way around this. I missed a digit when they asked me to enter my account number and it took me to a representative.

    TLDR: If you want to speak to a real person post-2018, enter your account number or birthyear wrong.

  2. Jackie orlando says:

    Best customer service from kina, She should be recognized for being helpful and kind,I would hope the world has more people like her to help them. Thank you again jackie o

  3. Dave K says:

    It worked! Thanks a lot.

  4. April A. says:

    Could not get anywhere with these guys until I tried this, and then it was smooth sailing, thanks!

  5. pissed of customer says:

    nelnet is impossible! They are blocking payments that are ahead of schedule. Thanks for the direcitons. I will be calling to give them some feedback and attempt to pay off early.

  6. Terry says:

    Thank you!!!!!

  7. Anon512 says:

    I love you for this!

  8. Carlos says:

    Nelnet has the worst customer service.

  9. Emmanuel B. Joe says:

    I do request to be a Financial Aid subscriber


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