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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35431 1 year ago Deanna Forist Jamaica Plain , MA
35430 1 year ago Anonymous Boulder, CO
35429 1 year ago Deborah Kory Kory Berkeley , CA
35428 1 year ago Nicholas Vincenti Brooklyn, NY
35427 1 year ago Thomas Barnes Prescott, AZ
35426 1 year ago Olivia Todd OK
35425 1 year ago Aramis Carson Pasadena , CA
35424 1 year ago Anonymous Littleton, CO There is no way to grow the economy if young adults are told they need an education in order to earn more. However, they are then under extreme debt when the leave college, which will eat up any ad...
35423 1 year ago Camille Krawiec DUXBURY, MA
35422 1 year ago Norma Montenegro Los Ángeles , CA
35421 1 year ago Galen Gates Palatine, IL Education is too important to play with and you don't know what you're doing.
35420 1 year ago Anonymous LA
35419 1 year ago Anonymous Anonymous TX
35418 1 year ago N Shankar Los Altos, CA
35417 1 year ago Kevin O'Reilly-Hoisington Oregon City , OR
35416 1 year ago Helen Fowler Charlotte, NC
35415 1 year ago Samantha Jones Bala Cybwyd, PA
35414 1 year ago Anonymous Austin, TX
35413 1 year ago Karen Lewis Saint Peters, MO Dirty! I will NEVER in this lifetime EVER be out of debt with Navient.... makes me not want to send my kids to college.
35412 1 year ago chad hood bakersfeild, CA I completed and graduated from a 2 year public school. Attempted to attend a university but the costs were insane, forcing me to drop out. College must be affordable and those who took out massive l...
35411 1 year ago Anonymous The Bronx, NY
35410 1 year ago Anonymous bOWIE, MD None
35409 1 year ago Anonymous OR
35408 1 year ago Ami Utley NC
35407 1 year ago Harold Sipe Somerville, MA
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