So glad to have found this union after reading a news article during first few days of going into default with Navient for private student loans from Art Institute. Today is Day 7 of official default. Totaling $174,000 (mostly interest). I attended Art Institutes of CA from 2005 to 2009. I used every in school deferment and forbearance option possible and now after 13 years, have run out of options. Navient said I have no more in school deferment avail (went to community college part time for a long time to keep in deferment while working in hopes something would change).
Have spoken with a few attorneys and seems a way out but first will have to go into default. I have federal loans but least of my worries as I still take part time college classes to keep in deferment.
There has to be a way out of this. I also did not get the degree went to Art Institutes for because in my last semester there I did not have enough to pay a $3,000 balance. Still remember day I signed up and how private loans given out so freely.