CFPB Complaint

Navient Solutions – CFPB Complaint ID 3081771

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-23T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Struggling to repay your loan

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: In XX/XX/XXXX, I called Navient to find out if I could begin paying {$300.00} a month towards my student loan debt. I was rudely told by a male Navient customer service rep that {$300.00} was not going to be enough and that if I didnt pay the full repayment amount of {$1400.00} starting immediately, Navient would send my loan to a credit collection agency. I was so distraught from his threatening tone, I hung up the phone crying and without resolution. I was so shaken and felt hopeless that my only financial debt in life would/is my biggest failure ( second guessing the worth of my college degrees ) .The following day, I decided I had to try again and call Navient to settle my debt. I called Navient again and reached a very helpful female customer service rep who listened to my predicament and recommended I applied for the income driven repayment ( IDR ) plan even though I told her I had {$300.00} I could pay each month. I applied and was approved for the IDR Plan and, again, paid {$0.00} payments this past year. Im getting ready to call Navient now to go through this same drill again of finding a repayment plan that will take the repayment amount I have to offer. After reading many stories about other debtors like me going through what I have been through, I felt I needed to contact CFPB so I can possibly get help myself and/or prevent others from going through what Im going through right now. Since graduating from XXXX in XXXX, I have not been able to make payments on my student loans. When I offered to pay {$50.00} each month, I was told it wasnt enough and I might as well file for income hardship deferment or forbearance, which I have been doing for the past 20 years. I now have a total outstanding debt to Navient of {$160000.00}. I just wish Navient would have accepted my offer of $ 50 monthly repayment back in XXXX or at least worked with me on a fair payment amount. The interest that has accrued on my student loans is scary. I didnt even go to XXXX XXXX schools.

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Company: Navient Solutions, LLC.

State/Zip: DC

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3081771

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