Petition Closed
Petitioning Sallie Mae Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Albert L. Lord and 4 others

Tell Sallie Mae to stop charging for forbearance and start negotiating student loan terms with the unemployed

Letter to
Sallie Mae Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Albert L. Lord
United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
U.S. House of Representatives
and 2 others
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Sallie Mae, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama.

Stop charging for forbearance and refusing to negotiate student loan terms

Everyone is well aware while some sectors of our economy have begun to recover, most have not. Young people have felt the recession disproportionately and, as a result, many are left without a job or have been laid off and are unable to pay their loans on the designated schedule. Salle Mae charges a $150 fee (not applied to the loan) upfront in order to grant only 2 months of forbearance. After which another $150 must be paid or return to the regular schedule. Additionally, Sallie Mae refuses to negotiate loan terms once laid off, leaving young people in a near impossible position to navigate; either scramble to pay hundreds of dollars every month or waste $150 every two.

As a GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED NON-PROFIT Sallie Mae has a responsibility to work with people in tight spots above and beyond that of regular banks. It helps no one to force young people into default and destroyed credit. Please help me tell them, and our elected officials, to come up with a solution to this issue which promotes repayment as well as understanding in these very tough times.


Benjamin Marcus started this petition with a single signature, and now has 15 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.