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
201-225 of 35594 signatures
Number Date Name Location Leave additional comments ...
35394 7 months ago Sally Arscott Los Angeles, CA
35393 7 months ago Anonymous Caguas, PR, PR Stop the insanity!
35392 7 months ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
35391 7 months ago Bruce Young Kilauea, HI
35390 7 months ago Marie Goewert Clovis, CA
35389 7 months ago Kathryn Lowery Vero Beach, FL
35388 7 months ago Kimberly Hart Advance, NC
35387 7 months ago Anonymous AZ
35386 7 months ago Meghan Hakey FL Horrible customer service and no concern for student loan hardships!
35385 7 months ago Kimberly Winston Owings Mills, MD
35384 7 months ago Mary DInnocenzo Hamburg, NY My loans were taken out over 15 years ago! I am only NOW being steered toward government debt options now that my loan amounts have doubled!, and I am out of forbearance options. I am college educa...
35383 7 months ago Amanda Voight Waukesha, WI I have anxiety problems due to the unfair laws protecting Navient. I want to go back to school, but I cannot justify borrowing any more money and cannot afford to save any cash.
35382 7 months ago Matt Coburn Berea, KY
35381 7 months ago Michael Garrison Libertyville, IL
35380 7 months ago Lakiesha Johnson GA
35379 7 months ago Eliza Still SC
35378 7 months ago Bruce Young Kilauea, HI
35377 7 months ago Martha Spencer Brevard, NC
35376 7 months ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
35375 7 months ago Jill Larson Sag harbor, NY
35374 7 months ago Kathryn Boland Brighton MA, MA
35373 7 months ago Kristen Solner Kansas City, MO
35372 7 months ago Anonymous Burlington , MA
35371 7 months ago Cami Leonard Phoenix, AZ
35370 7 months ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
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