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
76-100 of 35594 signatures
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35519 6 months ago Alma Salazar Las Vegas , NV
35518 6 months ago laura barreras Phoenix, AZ
35517 6 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 6 months ago Joseph Pepe Harrison, NY I totally support this petition. There must be accountability and a full investigation!
35515 6 months ago Tina Lamour NY
35514 6 months ago Patricia Parker Bowie, MD
35513 6 months ago Diana Young Portland, OR
35512 6 months ago Monica Vazquez CA
35511 6 months ago Anonymous CAMBRIDGE, MA
35510 6 months ago Carin Devries MI
35509 6 months ago Karl Kampendahl Wauconda, IL
35508 6 months ago Austin Wade GA
35507 6 months ago Anonymous Tampa, FL
35506 6 months ago Jesse Villarreal Hewitt, TX
35505 6 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 6 months ago Mark 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 6 months ago KARLEAN CAISE Everman, TX
35502 6 months ago Mark Intong Atco, NJ
35501 6 months ago John Rohrer New Cumberland, PA
35500 6 months ago Margarete villalobos Pasadena, CA
35499 6 months ago Brett Dial Springfield, IL
35498 6 months ago Anonymous NC They should stand trial fir every student they misled into forbearance and deferment
35497 6 months ago Anonymous New York, NY
35496 6 months ago Anonymous BROOKLYN, NY I've made additional (not required) payments on my student loan to Navient and they apply the payments to interest ONLY every time, even though my regular monthly payment is already paid. It...
35495 6 months ago Donia Abdalla New York, NY
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