Date Received: 2018-12-06T00:00:00.000
Product: Federal student loan servicing
Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I was about a month away from the end of my deferment period after graduating with my XXXX XXXX degree and was enrolled in a graduate program. The school had already sent out the information to lenders so my deferment should have been continued but I continued to receive notifications that I had to pay soon. I contacted Navient to get this fixed, as I am not working during my program and can not make any payments so the deferment was necessary. The person I spoke to said that he didn’t know if they got the information from my school stating I would be enrolled full-time so I got a letter directly from the admissions office with all of the necessary information to defer my loans and submitted it immediately. My payment date was coming up in a few days at this point so I asked them how long it would take to change this on my account and stop the payments/begin deferring my loans again and he said it would range from one to two weeks so it is mandated that I make a payment so I am not late. I made the payment after getting off the phone with him and the next day, my deferment was accepted. Thoroughly disappointed in the inaccurate information I was given, as I have limited funds as is and made a large payment when I should not have had to.
Company: Navient Solutions, LLC.
State/Zip: CO 806XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3093677
The above data is from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Keep in mind that every company will get a complaint from time-to-time, even the great ones. But there are a few key data points that will give you an idea about how well the company values their customers and handles consumer issues.
Look at the item Company Response to Complaint: and Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: to get a better idea of how this was resolved. And the field Consumer Complaint: can give you some context of the issue.
In particular what you are looking for was that the company response was timely and that the consumer did not dispute it. The posting of complaints has proven to be a valuable resource for both companies and consumers.