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Navient Solutions – CFPB Complaint

By on November 21, 2017

Date Received: 2017-09-21T00:00:00

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I am a university graduate with federal student loans that are being managed by Navient. Since graduating five years ago I have consolidated these loans and have made all my payments to keep those loans in good standing on an income-based repayment plan. This spring I received the annual reminder from Navient that I needed to submit copies of my federal income tax return for XX/XX/XXXX and an income-driven repayment plan request for my annual recertification. The due date was approaching, but I was in the middle of a move and a job transfer, so I called Navient to make sure they were going to receive the materials on time if I mailed them. I spoke to a representative who looked at my account information and told me that there was actually a window of a couple of months for me to get the materials to them, so I had plenty of time and not to worry. Though the auto-generated letters had due dates on them, the forms I was filling out did not, so I took the agent at her word and mailed the documents a few weeks later.

OnXX/XX/XXXX I went online to schedule my loan payment for the month, and my minimum payment had more than tripled to over {$1500.00}. In addition, the interest on my loans had been capitalized which means that {$13000.00} of accumulated interest has now been added to the principle loan amount. I called Navient on XX/XX/XXXX and the first representative told me they had the paperwork for my annual recertification and it would take them a few weeks to process it, after which the minimum payment would go down ( which it now has and I have scheduled my payment on time ), but there was nothing they could do about the new principal balance. I then spoke with a manager ( XXXX, XXXX XXXX : XXXX ) who kept insisting that federal regulations would not let them change the principal, what was done was done, and that it had been done because I had let the status of the repayment plan lapse. I asked to speak to a supervisor and was told that their answer would be the same, but that they would call me back within 2448 hours. Over 48 hours later I have received no communication from Navient.

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The misinformation I was fed has increased the balance of my loans by roughly 10 %, which will increase the interest on my loans for the next x number of years that Im repaying them. After contacting Navient in good faith in order to keep my loan status in good standing, and then being misled by Navient, this seems an extremely unfair burden for me to shoulder.

Company: Navient Solutions, LLC.

State/Zip: CA 954XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with non-monetary relief

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2680725

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