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
51-75 of 35594 signatures
Number Date Name Location Leave additional comments ...
35544 4 months ago Andrew Englebrecht New Lenox, IL End student loan debt.
35543 4 months ago Toni Wanic Abiquiu, NM I have had nothing but difficulties with Navient. They have telephoned and hassled me through the years when I was a week or so late on my payments even though I am not in default and have been pay...
35542 4 months ago Rachel Dreher Boynton Beach, FL
35541 4 months ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
35540 4 months ago Kellie Rogers Gainesville, GA
35539 4 months ago Nancy Hoffman Sparks, NV
35538 4 months ago Sue Honey Oakland, CA
35537 4 months ago Joy H Houston New York, NY
35536 4 months ago K Comeaux CA
35535 4 months ago Janice Foss Pinole, CA
35534 5 months ago Nycole Cuevas Rocky River, OH 13 of my payments out of 80 have applied to the interest only. I pay $120 a month consistently. I've paid more in the first few months of the loan. One of the months only $8.00 applied to the princi...
35533 5 months ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
35532 5 months ago Terry Eaton Brush Prairie, WA While we can all agree that in the interest of a becoming a greater nation, the education of our children should not be a burden on them, we must deal with the current reality that often they acquir...
35531 5 months ago sue colucci Oberlin, OH
35530 5 months ago Anonymous Little Canada, MN
35529 5 months ago Anonymous south st paul, MN Navient needs to get fired and a full investigation needs to be done!
35528 5 months ago Melanie Gregory Rebidue BAGDAD, FL I disagree, if you incur the debt you should pay the debt- you should be held responsible, just like I was, just like my son was, and just like my daughter in law - they must hold people accountable..
35527 5 months ago joe mogel Worcester, MA
35526 5 months ago Anonymous Tulare, CA I received an email stating to reapply for my Income Based Repayment plan by 11/13/19. Then on 7/12/2017 I received an email stating I had 7 days to make a payment equal to the total amount of my re...
35525 5 months ago brendan rose IN
35524 5 months ago Ricardo Urenda Upland, CA
35523 5 months ago Anonymous NY
35522 5 months ago Alejandra Lalama Little Ferry , NJ Here are my two interviews regarding this horrific albatros around my neck!
http://latinousa.org/2017/06/02/dreams-debt-one-students-loan-crisis/

http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/numbe...
35521 6 months ago Anonymous FL
35520 6 months ago Jennifer Wilson California, CA
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