Yesterday’s settlement brought together attorneys general from both sides of the political spectrum on a typically divisive issue. Pierce hopes the the deal will pave the way for the Department of Education to provide relief to more federal loan borrowers who accrued debt due to Navient’s alleged predatory practices, as well as other servicers who engaged in similar behavior. The federal government only cut ties with Navient in September.

“The government should acknowledge that their contractors have cheated people out of income-driven repayment for decades,” Pierce says.

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