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621 Navient Consumer Reviews and Complaints

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 11, 2018

They are the worst when it comes to customer service. One person will tell you one thing and another person will tell you another thing. I have been dealing with this company for years and it has just gotten worst. Don't go with this company!!!

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Original review: May 23, 2018

In March of 2018 I contacted Navient too and was approved for the zero based income program. I gave them ALL the information they asked for. In May 2018 I started getting letters from my creditors about seriously delinquent accounts, Navient never process the paperwork and gave on my credit. Right now 166 missed payments. THEY HAVE RUIN me. Creditors are closing my accounts. My car insurance company does not want to keep me. Who fixes this??? I’m furious. They have my character ruin and I could face losing my job!!! I have children and a home to operate and this company has ruin me. I wish I could post my credit report on here. It’s going to take years to fix this mess they have created. I am taking what I have left and getting an attorney.

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Original review: May 15, 2018

Awaiting response for allocation breakdown and interest feeds added. For a few months now I've been "ahead" in paying and paying more than amount due. Now suddenly my amount due is more than last month even after my payment? As if it's not bad enough to be paying this off and on for 8 years I still owe more than I ever even borrowed. :/

3 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 5, 2018

I had this issue last year as well. But this year it was worse. The law is that they are supposed to calculate your IBR based in your AGI (annual gross income). I submitted our application and 4 times they insisted they were calculating it correctly, yet they were skewing the numbers by calculating our last years payment on our AGI, but this year calculating on our Gross Income, so the numbers came out that even though my husband was making less money (he took a pay cut) our payment was increasing by $75 a month. Their employees don't even know what AGI is.

I had to call 10 times and insist on talking to a head supervisor who finally told me to have my husband write a self-certified letter. We haven't heard back yet and even though I tried to proactively get this figured out by starting the process two months prior to our new payment date, we are now left with 4 days to see what they are going to do. They also just lie and told me incorrect information on numerous occasions. Their employees should be well versed in tax law and know how to do their job, rather than making their customers do it for them.

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Original review: April 24, 2018

I refinanced my home and cashed out, and tried to use the money to pay off my student loan balance in full. The refi company sent me a series of checks to then send to Navient. I did so, but apparently sent it to the wrong department at Navient. Rather than return the checks, they cashed them, and didn't credit my account. I called and asked what the deal was, and was told that they would have to issue a refund to the refi company, after which new checks would have to be sent to the correct department. This didn't make sense to me, but fine, whatever it takes to pay off these damn loans. A few weeks later, the refi company emailed me to tell me they had received the refund... but that it was 54k short! So a rep from the refi company and I sat on the phone with Navient for like 20 minutes trying to sort this out. It remains to be seen if and when the full refund will be issued.

So basically, I sent Navient a large sum of money, thinking I was finally free from my student loans, and simply because it was mailed to the wrong department (note: I included clear instructions and my account information with the checks), they basically just took the money for themselves. What would have happened if I had not called to ask where the hell my ~80k disappeared to?!

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6 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 22, 2018

Navient Portfolio Management take out the sum of $315 from my paycheck and withhold crediting the money to my loan amount for over ten days, while at the same time, the interest on the loan amount and the collection fees are being adding to it daily. When I called to complain last time and threatened to speak a lawyer and my congress and senate representative for my district, they quickly credit the amount. Must I always have to call for them to stop defraud me?

3 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 16, 2018

So I have a loan that is outstanding. I finally got back on my feet and was fixing everything. Well I called as I had one loan that was outstanding on the online website. I was told not to worry about it and just make normal payments. Well now I have a hit against my credit for the amount that is past due, not for the total amount. I called to try to get some answer as why this is happening and that the amount I have been paying them is not going towards the outstanding amount. 1 hour later after being transferred between both departments, I was given a number as my loan is in bankruptcy. :| These people are horrible. I got nowhere. I had to leave a message at the number I was given. Most likely I will have to wait till I can find a number on my credit report and call them to take care of the issue. The customer service is the worst I have ever dealt with. If I could leave negative stars I would.

6 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 11, 2018

I took out a Parent Plus Loan for my son about 15 years ago. I am now retired and cannot afford the high payments. Navient does not care. They refuse to do an income driven repayment plan. They refuse to do anything. When Harvey hit Houston other companies were very understanding. Navient was not. Do not use this company.

2 people found this review helpful
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Original review: April 10, 2018

I keep a side calculation of what my loan should be compared to theirs. Theirs always higher. Got worse when I signed up for automatic monthly payments when they gave me no allocation breakdown. I was paying extra to my higher interest loan. It was scheduled to be paid off 18 months sooner than the others and with automatic payments slowing it was extending the end date. Multiple times I asked for breakdown and finally got the statements. They allocated $0 to my higher interest loan for 8 months in a row. And overcharged me .2% per loan. So misallocation. Higher interest than stated. And unexplainable extension of due dates of loans I paid extra to. About $3000 gone to their fraud. Their phone number is constant busy. I wrote them a message on my Navient account. Waiting for a reply. And wondering how I get in on this lawsuit to correct their error!

4 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: April 7, 2018

I have set up a reduced payment plan with Navient a month ago, I asked them why my "Past Due" status remains on my account, they said that it will just show up like that until I make 3 consecutive payments on time. Ok, that I understand -- fine! However, when I asked them if that "Past Due" status will make my account go to collections while I'm working with the new reduced payment plan department, they said "No." However, I have received two Delinquency Letters through their little Navient Inbox in my account and it does indeed threaten to take my information to collections. This is outrageous and this little quote from the President of Navient is not what I am seeing. "Enhancing the financial success of our customers is everything we stand for." - Jack Remondi, President and CEO

That is indeed a lie. I have been responsible enough to call Navient and tell them that I am experiencing financial hardship and my income is less than my bills right now. I never even knew of a reduced payment plan when I contacted them in the past years with financial troubles. They always told me that I had to pay approximately $100 to stay 'current' and that's rough even for someone who is already struggling. My goodness, I can't stand Navient but I am stuck with their crap until the end of my student loans.

Then some of the representatives are frustrating to work with probably because a customer cursed them out right before they had to talk to me. Everyone is irritated! The last thing Navient seems to desire is to let us know that there are indeed other opportunities to reduce our rate. You have to harass them, beg them, pray that they tell you something that will actually HELP you.

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3 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: April 1, 2018

In February I sent a check to Department of Education paying off my daughter’s student loan. Navient is still showing a balance on my account. The first part of March I faxed a copy of the front and back of check to Navient showing it had been deposited by Department of Education. I also uploaded the check on my online account. Here it is April 1st and now they are asking I send an EFT transmittal form as proof of payment. There are no documents on my online account now. What happened to the fax and downloaded documents?? I want this resolved soon. Guess I am going to have to get my attorney to write them a letter. What kind of business is Navient??? Poor service and inadequate accounting.

5 people found this review helpful
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Original review: March 31, 2018

Navient claims my interest rate increase is set by my lender not by Navient. Sallie Mae bought my private loan in 2016 from 5/3 Bank. Sallie Mae turned into Navient and pretended to be an entirely new company. Since August of 2017 my interest rate which has increased from 8.25% to 10.375% as of March 31, 2018 or to be more precise, the interest rate increases every time the principal balance is reduced by $800. Since November of 2009, I have paid twice the balance of my original loan amount of $8500. It is clear to me my interest rates will continue to increase as the principal balance of my loan decreases. I have other private loans with fixed and variable interest rates that have not increased at all, Navient is the ONLY loan service company that has increased interest rates as I pay down my loan.

9 people found this review helpful
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Original review: March 26, 2018

I have reached out to Navient twice about my data concerns and four times about my IDR. I also mailed my IDR per their request on the form. I have wrong data in my web account. There is a wrong address and phone number listed for my personal information. I tried to reach out to my Navient Account Representatives. Several never responded; **. I was first concerned because of my loan amount totals. This is why I kept trying to contact them. I mailed the IDR revision. Then, I noticed they had an address from an apartment I had in 1998. When I lived at this address, I never even took out loans or went to college. That wasn't until 2000-2001. I called the phone number in my account, which belongs to a man that lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I have no association to the man or the phone number in my account.

I am very concerned about data breaches and mismanagement of data from Navient. When I emailed and asked Philip ** to help me with my concerns, he emailed me back and stated he couldn't help me because there are no records in Navient's system with my current email address. I have been using the same email for several years. The same email is correct in my web account. Therefore, why did the Navient rep not help me about my concerns about personal data? How does a wrong phone number and an address from 1998 get into my web account when I have been receiving mail to my current address?

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2 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 22, 2018

Navient is an extremely hard company to deal with. I am a co-signer on a set of loans that were extremely past due back in 2013. I paid the accounts current in March 2014 and have kept them current. I recently asked for statements because I was in the process of refinancing with another company due to the interest rates. I got the runaround several times as to why I had not been receiving statements. When I called, the customer service person told me that they were on the website. When I asked her to walk me through the steps of finding them she admitted that she could not see them. Which is what I had been telling her all along - 20 minutes of my life wasted. I then thought it would be easier to request the info online. I was told that I was not 'signed up' to receive statements. Makes no sense because my account online was listed as paperless and my email address was correct.

It took over 3 weeks for me to receive statements. Then I had questions about fees that I was being charged. Keep in mind the accounts are current. I was told that they were late fees. I asked when was I late, prior to 2014. Why wasn't I made aware that there was still a past due balance? There was nothing on the website stating I was past due. I feel that it is this company's goal to make it hard for its customers to communicate and to get things done. If you don't know you are being charged fees, they can keep charging you which puts more money in their pockets. The lack of knowledge of their customer service team is simply unacceptable. I would not recommend this company to anyone.

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5 people found this review helpful
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Original review: March 1, 2018

You would think that after all the bad press and being sued that Navient would want to clean up their act. Not the case. After harassing my daughter, and reducing her to tears although she is a single Mom trying to survive on part time pay AND calling and threatening my 87 year old father who had co-signed her student loans... I called and arranged to make monthly payments - automatically from my bank account to stop the harassing calls and letters that I thought might put my Dad into an early grave. Cost $1,200. a year - direct to interest or fees or whatever for over 2 years - and then I negotiated a lump sum payment. The payment was LARGE. I made it on time.

In this modern day and age of computers, faxes, emails, bank transfers, Zelle etc. it is eight weeks and neither I, my daughter nor my father have gotten a satisfaction or confirmation of the loan settlement payment, breakdown of the loan payment. I have called and emailed since the 6th week that I was told I would have to wait for the money to clear (the money - cash - that came directly out of my account!) I am so angry I should have held that money out like a carrot until I had everything in writing, even the PDF's they sent me which I saved instead of printing out to save the environment, reverted to Chinese characters, and the original documents are password protected so they cannot be opened again. Never use them. If you have them ABANDON SHIP!

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8 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 26, 2018

If you ever get a Navient loan, just pray that you never have to actually interact with their customer service. It almost seems that Navient takes joy in trying to cause as much misery as possible while they take your money. Their customer service seems to alternate between not knowing how to solve your issues to outright telling you lies and wasting your time. There's no accountability, no one to keep them in check, they're allowed to just do what they want. I jumped through hoops trying to get a simple thing fixed on my credit report, and after all my effort and calls, all I got was an email that said they couldn't do anything about it.

They should clarify though. It's not that they couldn't do anything about it. They could have easily taken the TWO MINUTES to correct the error, but instead they chose to show me one more time how terrible their customer service is. If you have any choice in where to get your student loans from, take it from this former college student and stay away from Navient.

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Original review: Feb. 25, 2018

I am so incredibly DISGUSTED. I am a single mother of 6 children. Who makes under $20,000/year. I just got my small $3,000 tax check taken from the IRS. My check that was obviously already spent to catch up on bills & rent. I have contacted Navient NUMEROUS TIMES & the last time was 3 months ago. We made an agreement. Navient & myself. I was to pay them $600 out of my TAX REFUND, to settle my school loan for 20 years, providing I did not make over $80,000/year. Due to the school I went to being CLOSED DOWN FOR FRAUD/EMBEZZLEMENT. Which I shouldn't have to pay $16,000 for ANYWAY! Now I have No Degree, a crap-load of DEBT, & now my tiny Tax refund taken. When WE ALREADY HAD ARRANGEMENTS! I AM going to the News. I have been screwed over for the last time! I have a son in college now, & I am truly PETRIFIED for him. 1 word NAVIENT, Karma. SHE IS REAL.

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Original review: Feb. 16, 2018

Over the last few years my credit rate has been continually getting better. All my other creditors are lowering my interest rate. However, not Navient! They continue to increase my interest rates based on the fact "that they can" because I'm past the "grace" period of 10 years. In the last year my interest rate has gone from 9% to 11%! That is a 1 year time frame! And that has even been with me adding extra money onto the payments. These are student loans not credit cards! Navient should be ashamed of themselves and the way they conduct business!

14 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 27, 2018

I paid over 19k in student loans when I sold my house. The month prior I paid off one loan not knowing how soon I would find a new house. The next month I found a house and had to pay on that loan I had already paid off. I called a month later to ask them if I was going to receive a check back for that loan I had already paid on. I spoke to someone who told me, "Oh yes. I see that money is just sitting there." She asked me if I wanted that money distributed to different loans. I told her I would like that refunded back to me. She said, "No problem. I will send in the request. Usually takes 2-3 weeks and you'll get a letter in the mail." So I follow up 4 weeks later to see what's going on since I haven't received anything. Spoke to a guy who was confused on what I was asking about. Waited on hold for 40min until I hung up.

Called back 2 days later. I spoke to a guy who told me he would push my request through. Again saying it would be 2 weeks or so and I would get a letter in the mail. I call 3 weeks later still no response via mail or email. I find out my money was transferred to other loans that I didn't authorize. I'm a little irritated at this point so the girl tells me, "Let me have to talk to my supervisor to see if she can help at all..." I spoke to a supervisor who told me, "I'm so sorry this happened. I see it was not authorized by you. I'm getting your request for a refund and asking them to expedite it for you." She told me it would be another 2- 3 weeks. She verified my bank account number and told me it would be transferred into my account.

3 weeks go by. I call to see what's going on. I'm told now that it's too late. I can't get the refund because I haven't been making full payments between October through December and if I got the refund back it would put my loans in deferment. I talked to a supervisor who told me it would be pointless to get the refund because I would have had to pay it back anyways. I didn't have a payment due until December but I wanted to make payments during those few months anyways which I did. Then it pushed my due date out until January. He tried to tell me if they just sent them a check the money would go towards any of my loans that needed to be paid. I explained they sent individual checks for each loan and out which loan numbers they needed to pay.

That money should have came back to me. I'm not even sure where my $600 went that supposedly was split between different loans. I'm furious with this company. I originally had Sallie Mae and got transferred to this horrible company who can't train employees for ** or lie to you making you wait month after month so you can't get your own damn money back.

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11 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 19, 2018

Negative 100. My Student loan transferred in October. Had no access to Navient yet, paid old company in October (pd extra). They have no record of the payment, sent proof multiple times, have called multiple times, always doubletalk. They have charged late fees, I have accrued interest and they are ruining my credit over something that is completely their fault. Working on getting away from them any way possible, refuse to give them another dime. I have had my loan for more than 10 years, never late, never delinquent. Would overpay for a few months and it would carry to the next payment.. This company needs to be closed down. I have been reading online about lawsuits, yet they are claiming it is unfounded. It is completely true. If you are stuck with Navient, GET OUT, any way you can!

13 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 16, 2018

I wish I could rate them negative stars. I usually select "quick pay" when my payments are due. TWICE after payment I sign on and see that I have overdue payments. How is that possible if I select quick pay?! First rep was actually helpful and told me there was some kind of reallocation of my money so only some of my loans got paid...WHAT?!? The second time (today) the rep said, "Well, I'm not there to see how you pay so..." I asked to speak with supervisor and he said I need to fax over proof. I said I have my email confirmation number and he said there's no way he can look it up so I have to fax it in along with my bank statement.

7 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 12, 2018

Can we give a less than 1 star rating. So every representative you talk to tells you something different, no one is on the same page. Anyone else have them ask to see your bank statement? Who do these people think they are?!? If they want to play games, then I figured so can I. At this point, after years of trying to come to an agreement with them, I've decided I'm not going to allow them to tell me what I can afford and I'm just going to mail them what I can afford that month. There's no escaping them. I believe they work on commission and will use any scare tactic to get you to pay what they want. I've been told that I overpaid for 6 months to get collection calls the following week saying I was behind. Called this past November and was told I didn't have to make a payment till January, but got more calls the next day saying something different. Real motivation for kids to go to college these days. They have this ** to look forward to.

14 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 12, 2018

Navient has been a nightmare since day one. To preface, I have never missed a payment in three years. I'll pick the two worst examples. First, I signed up for automatic payments to receive the 0.25% reduction. When I saw that there was no reduction, and in fact an increase in my minimum payment I called. They said essentially that all 4 of my variable loan interest rates magically increased by 0.25% on the same day they were supposed to decrease by 0.25%. So I saw no benefit, and in fact a detriment - prior to auto-pay, my minimum payment was $852, but every month I paid an additional $300 to chip at the principal on the very next day of my billing period (to make sure it went straight to my principal) so I gave Navient $1152/mo. They could not explain how, as soon as I signed up for auto-pay for the minimum amount magically went to $1152 exactly.

Example two, I just refinanced two days ago. Thank goodness. My first payment by my new financier is in 2 days, which is when I will be released from Navient. I get a call from someone at Navient just now asking if I am who I am, and if I could give them my account info. I asked what it was about and he said he couldn't tell me until I gave him my account info... what? You called me! Navient MAGICALLY had a better interest rate offer for me that matched my new refinanced rate. I said "oh I see, so you saw that my loans are being transferred and NOW you want to give me a reasonable rate". He said no, that this was a brand new program that just came about. Right. I have many other examples. People who can't count to ten at customer service let alone discuss accrual and different interest rate equations, passing you off to 13 different people and never getting the answers to your questions. Shady, shady, shady all around. AVOID.

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11 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 12, 2018

I'm in the process of refinancing my loans AWAY from Navient. They claim that they only got SOME of the money, even though the new lender says that they mailed both checks on the same day (why checks are being mailed in 2018 is another problem I have!). So, most of my loans are transferred, but Navient still wants me to pay them! So they get to charge me more interest and fees while they poke around in the mail room, taking their sweet time getting that check cashed.

I'm still in the window, but c'mon. The reason I refinanced in the first place was because they charged a $400 rebate reversal fee, and I vowed it would be the last penny they ever got from me. I had been paying off extra over the past few months too. No thanks, I'll take a shorter payment plan with a company where I can SEE WHERE MY PAYMENT GOES AND KNOW I'M MAKING PROGRESS. One of my loans, I swear, even though I've been making payments, I owed more in December than I did in August, despite making every single payment. They are crooked, run away.

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6 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 2, 2018

Navient has lowered my minimum payment twice in the past 5 years, and also put my account in deferment (without my request, I assume because they found out I was in a PhD program but chose NO MORE LOANS); each time I double what I pay them. My plan is to have my 2 loans (for a masters program) paid off in 18 month, making the total pay off time 6.5 years. My actual payment is $110 monthly. I've been paying $500. I use the website to pay my loans but have specifically chosen that my account not be saved on their website (for security reasons.) I made a payment on Dec 2nd, got a confirmation # and thought little else about it. On Dec 15th I got an e-mail from Navient regarding my annual interest amount paid (for taxes.) I logged into my account to see I was one day from being overdue on my December payment. I quickly checked my bank account only to see nothing had been withdrawn.

I called Navient (another experience in itself) and was told (after giving my confirmation #) that transaction was cancelled because the account # wasn't valid. The routing # was valid (and is longer) because they had the correct bank listed for my payment. The young lady on the phone told me I must have typed in something in error. I questioned this because I would have had to type it in twice incorrectly–she couldn't give me any other information because I chose to NOT have my information maintained on Navient's website. Here we are, another month and I've again logged on to make a payment, but it's still pending, pending, pending… I know I entered the correct information because I checked it 3 times.

I believe Navient stoops to unscrupulous practices to gouge people for as much interest as possible, particularly if one is considered a deadbeat, paying off loans early or in full. They're making it difficult to make a payment early in the month so as to not accrue more interest. I'm so pissed off, I may just withdraw money from my savings and pay off the entire loan to be done with them, although I'm SURE they'll stick me with more interest in some way, shape or form.

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10 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Dec. 30, 2017

Do NOT use this loan service. It is absolutely horrible and does not work with your income at all. You will regret ever taking a loan from them. I promise you. Constant harassment and expect you to pay a ridiculous amount of money in one payment.

11 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Dec. 13, 2017

GREED prevails at Navient. I signed up with another provider who paid off Navient and yet they still managed to come up with a balance due of $200 and change. Complained to one rep who said he would request a waiver from the Department of Education. Really? No word for three weeks. Just called and another rep reported that the request was denied. Unlikely that any request was submitted. I'm sure Navient has the ability to waive small balances but they're too greedy for that and prefer to state that they're taking orders from the Department of Education! Now they'll start adding interest on interest!

10 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Dec. 6, 2017

When calling in the toll free number - answering system (robot driven) does not respond to phone prompts and disconnects if you don't tell "HER" what she wants to hear... Click. OUTRAGEOUS artificial intelligence! Wow. Called back. After 20 minutes finally got a "person" whose accent was strong! Ouch. Asked for new person... much better English! Maybe the Navient machine needs a reboot?

4 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Dec. 6, 2017

I wasn't aware I had signed with Navient, as my original loans were with Sallie Mae and another Federal Loan service, before catching wind that Navient had bought out Sallie Mae etc etc. Well how nice of them. These idiots started contacting me as early as Nov 2014 when I was still active in school, stating they showed I'd graduated in 2013, which was a lie. Even when I'd sent them proof of my active school status they still dumbed up stating 'that could not be verified' and they'd have to contact the school themselves. Which of course never happened. Finally around May 2015 I received an email from them "informing" me they'd "successfully" contacted my school, and "verified" blah blah blah.

Around Feb 2016 they started re-billing me, stating I had graduated (which I hadn't) and I'd tried filing for student status, which of course they'd claimed was a time-consuming progress. No student is liable for any repayments while they are active in school, and any loan company knows this. Once again, Navient played the dumb-card and insisted on working out a 'payment option plan' with me, to get my loan under repayment. I refused, that I was still an active student, and was not playing their game. Soon, I too learned how darned impossible their website is, for making any contacts, sending messages or notifications, and/or submitting documents of proof, or payment updates. They basically run you around the ringer, for weeks or months on end. And always the same excuses or lies, that you've exhausted your benefits etc.

Well within that timeframe, I had contacted the Dept of Student Loans and the Federal Student Loan commission, BOTH of whom confirmed there was no such thing as 'exhausting loan terms' or 'exhausting unemployment'. Particularly on much older, or defunct or paid loans, the latter of which applied to me, from the 1990s. Once again, Navient played the dumb card and denied or refused to accept this information, and started nonstop harassing emails and voicemails, there on out. Navigating and working around their website is a huge waste of time. Links that don't work, areas that don't function, pages that don't open, or open to some irrelevant area you don't need, uploaded documents that never reach their target (or they claim they didn't get them, because of a bug in their server.)

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Original review: Nov. 25, 2017

I feel as if I’m a victim of Sallie Mae/Navient and what I call their predatory lending and loan servicing practices. I graduated in Dec. 2005 with a Masters Degree. I borrowed approximately $150,000 for school and now the loans total over $250,000. These were private loans. I would have been able to pay them back if I could have been employable, but that plan took a U-turn. I became sick during school, couldn’t even attend my own graduation. Sallie Mae initially put my loans into deferment with no monthly payment at all. I didn’t know it at the time, but this wasn’t a wise option. The deferment stopped and the payments went up really high.

Still, sick years later and in a wheelchair (low new job prospects at age 62), I finally missed three payments on 8 out of my 9 private student loans. Navient agreed to put me in a payment plan that they said I could pay for the remainder of the loan term (20+ years). But that wasn’t the truth as it ended a year later. So, they went up on the payments yet again. I entered another loan repayment program with Navient and made two full payments, but they wouldn’t accept the third, saying Navient (the Director, as they call the alleged person) decided not to enter me into the 18 program after all. Shouldn’t this decision have need made before the first payment was made?

Then came hurricane Irma. Navient automatically placed me into a three month deferment which I did not request, as I was still attempting to receive a longer reduced 6 month payment program. It took over a month for Navient to remove me from their illegal activity of placing me automatically into a deferment program I didn’t request. Then we come to the current day. My first payment of $1245.10 in a new 6 month program was allegedly approved. The first payment was to be made Nov. 22, 2017. However, Navient never took out the first payment and now their website I’m past due on all my Navient loans.

This is just a very brief summary of some of the predatory practices I believe I have been a victim of. Many are recorded in phone conversations. In addition, their charging of additional interest on the balance due, when an automatic payment happens to be on a weekend or holiday when the banks were closed, et. al. And who know how the interest accrued in their Irma deferment program, which I specifically turned down in recorded phone conversations. At $1245.10 per month Navient takes (that is if they would keep their word and auto debit my checking acct) over 50% of my take home salary. I can’t survive off less than $1200 per month for food, medical, utilities, rent, etc. I can’t pay my student loans back.

Moreover, Navient lies have put my only job I can get and hold down in jeopardy now. Financial integrity is very high at my present employer and I don’t want to and won’t embarrass them by being the only one in the company that can’t pay their bills. So, I am counting the days (Dec 31, 2017) before my resignation and then Navient won’t be receiving a penny. There is no social security and no disability. Absolutely nothing. An attorney is a waste of time as Navient is protected by the Trump Admin and the rest of the Federal Gov’t. This is the result of Sallie Mae’s and Navient predatory and loan and servicing programs.

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