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
226-250 of 35594 signatures
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35369 7 months ago Pete Rodriguez NY I am one of the customers yes they do rip off The consumer or shame on her for continuing to keep this company contracts but we are living in trumps times now,
35368 7 months ago Pete Rodriguez NY I am one of the customers yes they do rip off The consumer or shame on her for continuing to keep this company contracts but we are living in trumps times now,
35367 7 months ago Pete Rodriguez NY I am one of the customers yes they do rip off The consumer or shame on her for continuing to keep this company contracts but we are living in trumps times now,
35366 7 months ago Chloe Iwasa Payette, ID
35365 7 months ago james sarver euclid, OH
35364 7 months ago Barbara Hemingway Waltham , MA
35363 7 months ago Sierra Sanchez Kirkland, WA
35362 7 months ago Anonymous CA
35361 7 months ago Chloe Iwasa Payette, ID
35360 7 months ago Richard Henry CA
35359 7 months ago Shawn Matthews New Haven, CT
35358 7 months ago Anonymous NY
35357 7 months ago Jonathan Wexler Bogota, NJ
35356 7 months ago Virginia F Purvis Salem, OR Is this a passing grade?
35355 7 months ago Marcus Sitonio Lynbrook, NY
35354 7 months ago Kathryn Boland Brighton MA, MA
35353 7 months ago Araya Hansen Asheville, NC
35352 7 months ago Anonymous Miami, FL
35351 7 months ago Rick Russell Bowling Green, OH
35350 7 months ago Irene Hersh New Orleans , LA
35349 7 months ago Michael Stone Madison, WI
35348 7 months ago Paul Reichert Seattle, WA Student and parent education debt is an national crisis and the result of lack of government oversight over the affairs of unscrupulous businesses. As Secretary of Ed. for the United States I expe...
35347 7 months ago Kristina McManus Los Angeles, NY
35346 7 months ago Elsy Gutierrez NY
35345 7 months ago Jean Standish New York, NY Navient has been accused of shameful business practices, including: misapplying payments, steering borrowers away from lower monthly payments, failure to communicate vital deadlines and destroying t...
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