CFPB Complaint

Navient Solutions – CFPB Complaint ID 3082535

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-25T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Struggling to repay your loan

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: When I exited XXXX school in XXXX I was prepared to enroll in the income based repayment and I knew what I needed to do. It was early XXXX between XXXX and XXXX this took place if I’m remembering correctly, I knew I needed to provide a income statement or a letter stating I was not working as proof of no income. Multiple time Navient told me they did not know what I was talking about and this persisted for months. I had multiple phone calls, but it was not until approximately 3 months in a Navient Employee actually walked me through where on the website I needed to submit the letter stating I had no income. This little fact cost me almost {$30000.00} in capitalized interest. When I’m a XXXX student who had almost {$200000.00} in debt adding an additional {$30000.00} was just demoralizing. I can honestly say I haven’t challenged this previously mostly out of embarrassment. This has happened to fellow classmates of mine and companies like Navient are banking on the fact we won’t fight it.

Company: Navient Solutions, LLC.

State/Zip: CA 928XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3082535

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