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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35526 10 months ago Anonymous Tulare, CA I received an email stating to reapply for my Income Based Repayment plan by 11/13/19. Then on 7/12/2017 I received an email stating I had 7 days to make a payment equal to the total amount of my re...
35525 10 months ago brendan rose IN
35524 10 months ago Ricardo Urenda Upland, CA
35523 11 months ago Anonymous NY
35522 11 months ago Alejandra Lalama Little Ferry , NJ Here are my two interviews regarding this horrific albatros around my neck!
http://latinousa.org/2017/06/02/dreams-debt-one-students-loan-crisis/

http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/numbe...
35521 11 months ago Anonymous FL
35520 11 months ago Jennifer Wilson California, CA
35519 11 months ago Alma Salazar Las Vegas, NV
35518 11 months ago laura barreras Phoenix, AZ
35517 11 months ago Anonymous South Bend, IN All student accounts must be audited for errors to assure that student borrowers have had all payments correctly applied and do not pay more than required.
35516 11 months ago Penny Pepe Pepe Harrison, NY I totally support this petition. There must be accountability and a full investigation!
35515 11 months ago Tina Lamour NY
35514 11 months ago Patricia Parker Bowie, MD
35513 11 months ago Diana Young Portland, OR
35512 11 months ago Monica Vazquez CA
35511 11 months ago Anonymous CAMBRIDGE, MA
35510 11 months ago Carin Devries MI
35509 11 months ago Karl Kampendahl Wauconda, IL
35508 11 months ago Austin Wade GA
35507 11 months ago Anonymous Tampa, FL
35506 11 months ago Jesse Villarreal Hewitt, TX
35505 11 months ago Anonymous CO Reaching a payment agreement for all my loans exceeds my monthly income. I don't qualify for income based repayment because I make too much. Getting help from customer service is tough, rather than ...
35504 11 months ago Mark & Patricia Hinkle Woodland, CA NAVIENT needs to go! Please give relief to students who have gone into default because of Sallie Mae/NAVIENT predatory lending practices.
35503 11 months ago KARLEAN CAISE Everman, TX
35502 11 months ago Mark Intong Atco, NJ
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