In addition to helping our student loan customers achieve successful loan repayment, we are committed to industry standards when it comes to relaying important information to consumer reporting agencies. We understand that the protection and factual portrayal of credit and your credit score is an integral part of your financial life.
Your credit report is a record of your history as a borrower, maintained by a consumer reporting agency based on information reported by your existing and prior lenders. Other financial obligations such as liens, judgments, medical, and other debt may appear on a credit report as well.
When you apply for new credit, potential lenders may review your full credit report but they often make decisions based on your credit score. The weight any particular lender gives to credit scores varies by lender and is entirely determined by the lenders themselves.
Your financial habits are reflected in your credit score – an important number. Credit scores offer lenders a glimpse at your financial practices, with various factors such as your bill paying habits, indebtedness, and how you’ve handled past financial hurdles captured in a single number.
It may be the key factor in many borrowing situations for financial institutions who attempt to measure your credit worthiness. It can be the difference between financing your dream car or, sadly, being told you don’t qualify for a loan. Negative credit information may reflect on your credit report for up to seven years from when a delinquency began and bankruptcy data may reflect for up to ten years.
If you ever struggle to make your student loan payments, let us know. Remember, making payments in a timely manner is essential to maintaining good credit history.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a federal law that dictates how financial institutions – such as Navient – provide information to the consumer reporting agencies. It sets industry rules which encompass both the protection of the privacy of information and what and how information may be reported. Accuracy and integrity of information reported is one of our most important obligations under the law.
In addition to your interests, the financial sector relies on fair and accurate credit reporting. When Navient forwards information to the consumer reporting agencies, we do so with the mutual understanding that lenders need up to date facts on borrowers in order to make good credit decisions.
Our goal is to always furnish accurate and complete reporting. However, if you disagree with any of the accuracy of our reports, it’s your right to dispute and our obligation to investigate.
When information is reported accurately, the Fair Credit Reporting Act does not permit Navient to reverse or provide courtesy retractions of information to consumer reporting agencies. This ensures we provide information as accurately as possible – even when it’s not the outcome a customer has hoped for.
If you recognize an error on your credit report related to a loan serviced by Navient, contact the individual consumer reporting agency reflecting the error or reach out to us directly in writing. Be sure to provide a detailed explanation for the basis of the dispute and any necessary documentation.
Supporting materials can include:
As part of your dispute, you’ll need to include the account number and your name, address, and telephone number. We’ll notify you in writing with the result of our review.
Questions about specific factors impacting your credit score should be directed to the consumer reporting agency from whom you obtained the score. We do not produce credit scores. Credit scoring methods are proprietary to the companies that produce them.
Attn: Credit Bureau Management
P.O. Box 9655
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18773-9655