Is your student loan serviced by Navient?

If so, please see the message below from CFT President Josh Pechthalt:


Begin forwarded message:

From: Joshua Pechthalt <>

Subject: Help in identifying plaintiffs for student loan lawsuit

Date: September 10, 2018 at 11:40:01 AM PDT


Dear AFT member,


Many AFT members are struggling daily to pay off student loan debt and make ends meet. In fact, for many members, student loan debt has reached a crisis point.

The AFT has learned that the student loan servicer Navient may be giving AFT members misleading information about eligibility for programs that may reduce their student loan payments or eliminate their student loan debt.

The AFT is exploring legal action on behalf of our members who have been harmed by these practices, and is looking for members in California who may be willing to join a class action lawsuit.

Such members would need to meet the following criteria:


*   Have Navient as their federal student loan servicer;

*   Live in or took out federal student loans in CA;

*   Have contacted Navient to ask about student loan forgiveness for public service employees within the last four years; and

*   Are currently working in a public or private school, for the government, or for a nonprofit organization.

If you fit the above description, and would be willing to participate in the lawsuit to hold Navient accountable, please fill out this brief questionnaire.


AFT will then reach out to you to learn more about your experiences with Navient. Any information you share will be kept strictly confidential unless you give your express permission.


Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We believe it is time for Navient to stop putting profits over public service employees’ livelihoods.


Thank you,


Josh Pechthalt, President

California Federation of Teachers

2550 N. Hollywood Way, #400

Burbank, CA. 91505

818-843-8226 (w)