Tell the Department of Education to Fire Navient!

Petition by StudentDebtCrisis.org

To be delivered to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

We demand that the Department of Education fire Navient and review all contracts with student loan companies that do business with the federal government. The Department must take serious efforts to keep “bad actors” accountable for scamming students in order to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse. Further, lucrative loan servicing contracts should only be given to companies that hold the interests of student loan borrowers first.

Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education must take immediate action! 

PETITION BACKGROUND

Mounting evidence shows that Navient has been ripping off federal student loan borrowers for many years. Yet, the Department of Education continues to reward companies like Navient with servicing contracts worth hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars. Simply put, these corporations get richer as student loan borrowers suffer. 

Recently, Navient publicly stated, “There is no expectation that the servicer will act in the interest of the consumer.” The company has proven time and time again that it is more concerned about their bottom line than helping Americans manage their debt. In their pursuit of profits, Navient has illegally harmed millions of student loan borrowers. To-date the company has been charged with:

  • Harming servicemembers including ruining their credit scores due to clerical errors.
  • Steering borrowers away from lower monthly payments by directing them toward forbearance instead of federal loan repayment options. 
  • Miscommunication and failure to communicate vital deadlines that impact borrower's bottom line.
  • Misapplied payments that lead to late charges and more fees incurred to student loan borrowers. 

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos needs to hear from as many Americans as possible that it is unacceptable for the Department of Education to be in business with a company that takes unfair advantage of taxpayers, students, members of the military, as well as minority and low-income borrowers.

Tell Secretary Betsy DeVos to fire Navient! 



This petition has a goal of 50000 signatures
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35635 21 hours ago Michael Webb N PROVIDENCE, RI United States, number one priority, should be educating people. Without big business, making a money making racket of our educational system. Education, healthcare for everyone, sponsored by US Taxp...
35634 1 day ago Anonymous Chappaqua, NY the lack of transparency of loan calculations to borrowers and the usurious terms of student loans are extraordinary when compared to the business of commercial loans
35633 3 weeks ago Sandra Wise Milpitas, CA
35632 1 month ago Jenny Clark Bothell, WA
35631 3 months ago Allen Beebe River Ridge, LA
35630 3 months ago Deborah Walliser San Francisco, CA
35629 4 months ago Thomas Maas Kokomo, IN
35628 4 months ago Ed Bray MO
35627 4 months ago David Carlson Phoenix, AZ
35626 4 months ago Anonymous Fargo, ND Help!
35625 4 months ago Jenniffer Figueroa Hialeah, FL
35624 4 months ago John Goughneour Greenville, SC
35623 5 months ago Melisa Carter Mesa, AZ
35622 5 months ago Heather Barnes Newport , WA
35621 5 months ago Anonymous Beltsville, MD
35620 5 months ago Mark Jackson Jackson FL
35619 5 months ago Anonymous MN
35618 6 months ago Catherine Denton Smyrna, GA My husband has student loan debt. He has tried to negotiate and failed at finding the right solution to paying it off due to all the reindeer games that Navient plays on us. This needs to stop.
35617 6 months ago Cynthia Conner Houston, TX
35616 7 months ago Katy Arreola Arreola DENVER, CO
35615 7 months ago Anonymous Amarillo , TX The republicans and billionaires don't deserve tax breaks more than the people do.
35614 7 months ago Greg Mena Mena California, CA SallieMae and Navient are corrupt.
35613 7 months ago Greg Mena Mena California, CA
35612 7 months ago Joan Thomas Atlanta, GA
35611 7 months ago Marcin Czechowicz Czechowicz Chicago, IL, IL SallieMae and Navient are corrupt.
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