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! 



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35580 7 months ago Briana Espitalier New York, NY
35579 7 months ago robert raskin Palm Desert, CA
35578 7 months ago Anonymous Santa Ana, CA
35577 7 months ago Cynthia Burko Palm Bay, FL
35576 7 months ago Robert Enriquez Santa Monica, CA
35575 7 months ago Jim Head Oak Park, MI
35574 7 months ago Bettina Bruning New York, NY
35573 7 months ago Arlene Satz Boynton Beach, FL My son is a special Ed math teacher, who is making a difference in children's lives. He depends on deductions for his private student loans. Please consider those who are teachers. They are at th...
35572 7 months ago Julie Wecker Green Bay, WI
35571 7 months ago Roland Mack Upland, CA
35570 7 months ago Marie Cerisano Warren, NJ My one son came out of college four years ago, in debt. Since then he’s been working his butt off 12 to 15 hours a day. He also works weekends and bearly gets by. My other son is a senior in college...
35569 7 months ago Samuel McCallum henderson, NV Our Founding Fathers established this great nation on the principle of no debt slavery and granted us that right. That we can not discharge student debt is fundamentally un-American and against the...
35568 7 months ago SHERYL BORIS Tucson, AZ
35567 7 months ago Bonita Thomas Los Angeles, CA
35566 8 months ago Anonymous Schenectady, NY
35565 8 months ago Anonymous Ama, LA
35564 8 months ago Anonymous MI
35563 8 months ago Anonymous DE
35562 8 months ago Beatrice Birch Larchmont, NY
35561 8 months ago Anonymous IL
35560 8 months ago Diana Lambertson Lambertson Newport News, VA I just want to get my degree so I can help people, I shouldnt have to suffer because I need at least a master's to do actual good.
35559 9 months ago Fareed Adams Kendall Park, NJ
35558 9 months ago Crystal Ramirez Ramirez Santa Barbara, CA
35557 9 months ago EA Franz ME
35556 9 months ago Anonymous PA
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