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Navient’s New Program Offers Hope for Private Student Loan Forgiveness – A Closer Look at Eligibility and Funding

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Navient’s new program offers hope for private student loan forgiveness but the confusing application process and eligibility concerns pose challenges for borrowers seeking relief.

Hope Amidst Complexity

Navient, a major student loan servicer is trying out a program to forgive private student loans for people who were misled by their colleges. This is a big deal because usually only people with federal loans get help if their schools did something wrong, according to the report of Money.

Until now, private loan borrowers had few options for forgiveness. But Navient’s program offers hope even though it’s hard to apply for. Many borrowers find the process confusing and complicated making it tough to get the help they need.

Even though Navient says information about forgiveness is easy to find, many borrowers disagree. The application process is long and unclear making it hard for people to figure out how to apply.

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Qualifying for Navient’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program

To qualify for Navient’s forgiveness borrowers need proof of their college’s fraud and their loan must be with Navient. But it’s not clear who exactly can get help. Critics worry that the $35 million Navient set aside may not be enough to help everyone who needs it.

Despite the challenges, Navient’s program is a step forward in addressing private student loan debt. Advocates hope it will lead to more forgiveness programs in the future making it easier for borrowers to get relief.

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