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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35610 8 months ago Anonymous Cincinnati, OH
35609 8 months ago Anonymous Florissant, MO
35608 8 months ago Anonymous Pittsburg, CA I make monthly payments but do not see any decrease in the loans
35607 8 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 8 months ago Michael Demuth IL What about folks who are about to turn 62 and go on social security?
35605 8 months ago Delores Murphy PA
35604 8 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 8 months ago Denise Duncan GA My experience with Navient has NOT been good.
35602 8 months ago Nicole Castro Castro Spring, TX
35601 8 months ago Heather Webb Norcross, GA
35600 9 months ago Mary Brewer Charlotte Court House, VA
35599 9 months ago Ashton Robertson Durham, NC
35598 9 months ago Anonymous FULLERTON, CA
35597 9 months ago Daphne Bethea Lizella , GA
35596 9 months ago Marc Pilisuk Berkeley, CA
35595 9 months ago Anonymous Woodbridge, VA
35594 9 months ago Renee Graham MI
35593 9 months ago melissa weston NC
35592 9 months ago Dave Provencher Rochester, NY
35591 9 months ago Brooke Gamewell Gamewell Gainesville, FL
35590 9 months ago Anonymous Terre Haute, IN
35589 9 months ago Cheryl Provencher OTIS, MA
35588 9 months ago Anonymous WA
35587 9 months ago Samantha Herrera Rialto, CA Please make a change to help out students with loan debt that are trying to better ourselves by receiving a college education.
35586 9 months ago Anonymous Shelton, CT
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