Who the Hell is Maximus – Aidvantage That Will be Swimming in Federal Student Loans

On October 20 of last year, the Department of Education announced that Navient, a giant student-loan servicer, was turning its business over to Maximus, a government services company. [Ed: They will be providing services as Aidvantage.] DOE spokesperson Richard Cordray said this about the switchover: “We are confident this decision is in the best interest … Read more

Navient Stock Worth More Even After Private Student Loan Settlement

Forty state attorneys general sued Navient Corporation for deceptive lending practices in its student loan business. Navient settled the lawsuits last week for $1.85 billion. The loan giant admitted no wrongdoing, saying the claims against it were “unfounded.” The participating states will split $145 million, and Navient will forgive 66,000 private student loans. In addition, … Read more

My Deep Dive Into What Navient’s Student Loan Settlement Agreement Actually Says

There has been a lot of stories that have appeared about the Navient student loan settlement agreement that will forgive student loans but let’s look at what it actually says. The hype has been $1.7 billion in student loans will be forgiven but as always, the devil is in the details. The Attorney General settlement … Read more

Navient Enters Massive Student Loan Forgiveness Settlement. Details Clear-ish.

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It was announced today that many, but not all states that participated in a lawsuit against Navient in 2017. At the time Navient called the suit, “completely unfounded” but the announcements today reflect the opposite. Details of Settlement We have both a lot of information and a lot of unanswered questions about how all of … Read more

After a Long Pause, 30 Million Student Borrowers Will Begin Defaulting

Last year, in response to the COVID pandemic, the Department of Education pressed the pause button on the federal student-loan program. In March 2020, DOE allowed 30 million student borrowers to stop making payments on their student loans with no penalty and no accumulation of interest. DOE also stopped collection actions during this moratorium and … Read more

What to Do When Aidvantage Screws Up Your Student Loan Account

Aidvantage is the fictitious name of the registered company Maximus Education LLC. It was recently announced Aidvantage would take over the servicing and maintenance of federal student loan accounts currently managed by Navient. Navient currently says, “This winter, Aidvantage will begin servicing your student loans owned by the Department of Education (ED) instead of Navient.” … Read more

So Who is Maximus Education Taking Over Navient Loans as Aidvantage?

Navient has announced federal student loans they service, well not all of them, will be transferred to a company named Aidvantage that is part of Maximus Education, LLC. Navient says, “Aidvantage is the federal loan servicing unit of Maximus Education, LLC, a company that has one mission – to help you manage the repayment of … Read more