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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35627 2 days ago David Carlson Phoenix, AZ
35626 4 days ago Anonymous Fargo, ND Help!
35625 2 weeks ago Jenniffer Figueroa Hialeah, FL
35624 2 weeks ago John Goughneour Greenville, SC
35623 3 weeks ago Melisa Carter Mesa, AZ
35622 1 month ago Heather Barnes Newport , WA
35621 1 month ago Anonymous Beltsville, MD
35620 1 month ago Mark Jackson FL
35619 1 month ago Anonymous MN
35618 1 month ago Catherine Denton Smyrna, GA My husband has student loan debt. He has tried to negotiate and failed at finding the right solution to paying it off due to all the reindeer games that Navient plays on us. This needs to stop.
35617 1 month ago Cynthia Conner Houston, TX
35616 3 months ago Katy Arreola Arreola DENVER, CO
35615 3 months ago Anonymous Amarillo , TX The republicans and billionaires don't deserve tax breaks more than the people do.
35614 3 months ago Greg Mena Mena California, CA SallieMae and Navient are corrupt.
35613 3 months ago Greg Mena Mena California, CA
35612 3 months ago Joan Thomas Atlanta, GA
35611 3 months ago Marcin Czechowicz Czechowicz Chicago, IL, IL SallieMae and Navient are corrupt.
35610 4 months ago Anonymous Cincinnati, OH
35609 4 months ago Anonymous Florissant, MO
35608 4 months ago Anonymous Pittsburg, CA I make monthly payments but do not see any decrease in the loans
35607 4 months ago Anonymous Conyers, GA I had to stop my doctoral program due to circumstances beyond my control. Now I am retired, disabled, and paying back student loans in my 60’s. Teachers should not have to go through this.
35606 4 months ago Michael Demuth IL What about folks who are about to turn 62 and go on social security?
35605 4 months ago Delores Murphy PA
35604 4 months ago Shelby Hill Oakland , CA For 4 years I have wanted to make payments. I couldn't afford the calculated minimum. They said if I couldn't make the minimum I'd have to use forebearance even if I was sending in some money. Wi...
35603 4 months ago Denise Duncan GA My experience with Navient has NOT been good.
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