CFPB Complaint

Navient Solutions – CFPB Complaint

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-13T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: Navient ‘s retaliatory actions in response to complaint number : XXXX will cause my wife and I unnecessary financial hardship and stress beginning XX/XX/XXXX. In the complaint, I alluded to what I felt was unethical practices with regards to how Navient was managing my student loans and stated their practices were consistent with the law suit filed against them on the behalf of CFPB in XXXX. It appeared there was little consistency in how the monthly payment monies were distributed between interest and principle.

I called them on XX/XX/XXXX after getting their response via the CFPB website and asked for further explanation because I needed more clarification than what was explained in their response. They immediately went from explanation of my student loans distribution to pressuring me into a {$1300.00} monthly payment revision I couldn’t afford. I declined and stated I could not afford a revision at this time. They continued to persist in me agreeing to 1 of 3 plans with {$1300.00} being the cheapest of the options. I requested they leave the {$450.00} monthly payments in place — however unfavorable the current payment plan was until I start drawing my Social Security monies next year and at which time I would be better prepared financially the handle a bigger repayment.

I was told they couldn’t ” change it back ” to the current payment agreement of {$450.00}, but I never changed the current agreement to begin with! I was merely asking for explanation of payment distribution. After arguing with them for 10 minutes and again explaining to them these were the same type of unethical practices the government sued them for, they terminated the phone call and sent me a new payment plan on XX/XX/XXXX totaling XXXX.

The {$450.00} monthly payment constituting 1/6th of my monthly net income fit well within my budget. A {$940.00} increase results in a monthly payment of {$1300.00}, this is 1/3rd of my monthly income and will undoubtedly cause financial hardships. At XXXX years of age and facing employment uncertainties, I can ill afford to have this stress affecting my life. Where was the offer for an income-driven repayment plan, why wasn’t there a mutually-agreed upon and documented repayment plan? Why not just leave everything in it’s current state until I can make better accommodations next year?

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It should be noted that I never sought to revise the payment plan at this time.

Company: Navient Solutions, LLC.

State/Zip: NC 281XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3072764

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