Navient Corporation and Navient Solutions, LLC ("Navient", "we", "us" or "our") maintain the websites we operate and which you are accessing, including Navient.com (collectively, the "Site"), in an attempt to provide you with comprehensive information on planning and paying for college. In addition, the Site can be used to convey information about Navient products and services and to execute online transactions. Navient requires that all visitors to our Site on the Internet adhere to the following Terms of Usage and Disclaimers ("Terms"). By accessing the Site, you indicate your acknowledgment and acceptance of these Terms. Please read them carefully. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.
Changes to Terms
Navient reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site for any reason, at its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. Navient likewise may change the Terms and conditions of the Terms from time to time with or without notice to you. You agree to review the Terms periodically to ensure that you are aware of any modifications. The Effective Date of these Terms is set forth at the top of this webpage. Your continued access or use of the Site after the modifications have become effective shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Terms. The amended Terms supersede all previous versions.
THE CONTENTS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS "LOOK AND FEEL" (E.G., TEXT, GRAPHICS, IMAGES, LOGOS, AND BUTTON ICONS), EDITORIAL CONTENT, NOTICES, SOFTWARE (INCLUDING HTML-BASED COMPUTER PROGRAMS), AND OTHER MATERIAL ARE PROTECTED UNDER BOTH UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, AND OTHER LAWS. The contents belong to Navient or to others as indicated. The information and materials contained in the Site may not be copied, displayed, scraped, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, supplemented, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes without the express written permission of Navient. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to us and our licensors.
Navient grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Site subject to these Terms. Your right to use the Site is personal to you. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, use or exploit for any commercial purposes, the Site or use of or access to the Site or any information or technology obtained from the Site.
Security and Restrictions
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including by (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) accessing or using the Site or any portion thereof without authorization; or (d) introducing any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Site pages or the content contained herein without our prior express, written permission which may be exercised in our sole discretion. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on our Site and will not use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site. You agree that you will not use the Site to engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm us or users of the Site or expose them to liability. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations in your use of the Site. Our Site is available only to individuals who are permitted to use it under applicable law. If you do not qualify, please do not use our Site. You agree to be solely responsible for your actions and the contents of your transmissions through the Site. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with a person or entity. Navient is permitted to disclose the information you provide to financial institutions, educational institutions and other authorized third parties. You agree that Navient may terminate your password, account, or use of the Site in Navient's sole discretion for any reason.
All notices you give to us shall be in writing and shall be made either via e-mail or conventional mail. In addition, Navient may post notices or links to notices through the Site to inform you of changes to the Terms, the Site, or other matters of importance.
Third-Party Links and Services
Assumption of Risk
All content on the Site is for informational purposes of a general nature only and does not address any circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Do not construe any such information or material as legal, tax, investment, financial, professional or any other advice. Nothing on our Site constitutes professional and/or financial advice, nor does any information found on this Site constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed. Navient is not a fiduciary by virtue of any person's use of or access to the Site and content contained in the Site. Any information, materials, statements and/or data set out herein is subject to change any time without notice and as such, no reliance may be placed on the fairness, accuracy, completeness or correctness of any information and materials contained on the Site. You alone assume the sole responsibility of evaluating all merits and risks that are or may be associated with any use of any information or material on the Site, or drawing any conclusions based on the information and content found on the Site. In exchange for using the Site, you agree not to hold Navient, its affiliates, or any third-party service provider(s) liable for any possible claim for damages arising from any decisions you made or had made based on the information or content made available to you on the Site. In any event, Navient and/or its employees, advisors and representatives are not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising or incurred from any use of or reliance on the Site, its contents or otherwise arising in connection with the Site. Use of this Site and the submission of any forms completed by you through this Site do not qualify you for financial aid. Your eligibility for financial aid will be determined by your individual financial situation and, as applicable, the opinion of external agencies (e.g., schools, lenders, guarantee agencies, the Department of Education). By submitting an application for a scholarship, Navient does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship. Eligibility for a scholarship will be determined by the entity sponsoring the scholarship or another designated entity.
You may register an account on the Site. You agree that the information you provide to us during the registration process and at all other times when you use the Site is accurate, current, and complete, and that you will keep it up-to-date at all times. If you provide any information that is, or that Navient has reasonable grounds to suspect is, untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Navient has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof). If you are not a registered user, you may receive a ID and password upon completing the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your log-in name and password and for any and all activities that occur under your account. You are the sole authorized user of any account you create through the Site. You may not authorize others to use your account-holder status, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You agree to immediately notify Navient of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you. Navient will not be liable for losses, damages, liability, expenses, and fees incurred by Navient or a third party arising from someone else using your account regardless of whether you have notified us of such unauthorized use. You understand and agree that we may require you to provide information that may be used to confirm your identity and help ensure the security of your account.
Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability
You agree that all access and use of the Site and its contents is at your own risk. By using the Site, you acknowledge that we specifically disclaim any liability (whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, common law, statutory, regulatory, consequential, compensatory, punitive, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages) including any liability associated with any viruses which may infect your computer equipment. Calculators and tools on the Site provide you with ESTIMATES that may be different than actual amounts.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE AND ANY CONTENTS, MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NAVIENT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NAVIENT MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED; NOR DOES NAVIENT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE. NAVIENT DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE (OR ANY INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE CONTAINED THEREIN) IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. NAVIENT MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE. NAVIENT ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU ON THE SITE.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO THE FULL EXTENT DESCRIBED ABOVE, SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE HELD TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THE MAXIMUM COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF NAVIENT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, IF ANY, FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED $500. IN NO EVENT SHALL NAVIENT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT REFERRED TO ABOVE.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Navient, its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including attorney fees, arising out of or relating to use of the Site by you, any other person accessing the Site using your username and password, any violation by you of these Terms, or from our termination of your access to or use of the Site. Such termination will not affect either party’s rights or obligations, which accrued before the termination. The provisions of these Terms apply for the benefit of Navient and its officers, directors, employees, and agents. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
Additional Terms for California Residents
Under Cal. Civ. Code § 1789.3, California users are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210 or by email at email@example.com.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration. Any dispute, controversy, or claim between us arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms or the Site will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you or we (1) may elect to assert claims in, or transfer claims to, small claims court if your or our claims qualify, and (2) bring suit in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights, including with respect to temporary restraining orders. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law shall apply to this arbitration agreement. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages). At least 30 days before beginning an arbitration proceeding, you must send an individualized letter personally signed by you, and identifying yourself by name and address, detailing your legal claims, the requested relief and requesting arbitration to Chief Legal Officer, 13865 Sunrise Valley Drive, Herndon, Virginia 20171 by certified mail, Federal Express, UPS or USPS express mail (signature required). We will do the same; except in the event that we do not have a physical address on file for you, by electronic mail to the last known address. Within 30 days of such notice, either party may respond to the letter with a request for an informal dispute resolution conference between the parties by video, with counsel present if the party is represented, and the parties agree to so conduct such conference personally and individually in good faith before initiating arbitration. All applicable claims or filing limitations period shall be tolled during the pendency of this pre-arbitration notice period. The arbitration will be conducted by JAMS under its applicable rules unless otherwise stated herein. If JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum. You and we also agree to delegate the issue of arbitrability to a court of competent jurisdiction, rather than to the arbitrator. If you are a prevailing party, you may seek reimbursement of your fees and costs. However, we may seek our attorney’s fees and costs if the arbitrator finds your claims to be frivolous or brought for an improper purpose or otherwise not satisfying Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11. There will be only one arbitrator, not a panel, unless the parties agree otherwise. You and we also agree that, if more than one dispute arises against a party regarding the same or substantially similar issues filed by or with the assistance of the same law firm, group of law firms, or organizations, within a ninety (90) day period, our respective claim(s) will be arbitrated in a coordinated fashion such that JAMS shall (1) administer the arbitration demands together; (2) appoint one arbitrator for the coordinated demands (unless the parties agree otherwise); and (3) issue one set of filing and administrative fees due per side, one procedural calendar, and one hearing (if any) in a place to be determined by the arbitrator. To the extent the parties disagree on the application of the provisions of this paragraph, the disagreeing party shall advise JAMS, and JAMS shall appoint a sole standing arbitrator to determine the applicability of this paragraph and process. The Administrative Arbitrator’s fees shall be paid by us. This arbitration agreement will survive termination of the agreement.
Enforceability. If this arbitration agreement is invalidated in whole or in part, by either a court or by JAMS (or another chose arbitral forum), then the entire arbitration agreement shall be null and void and either party may elect to proceed with the dispute in court. The parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction in Section 15 (“Miscellaneous”) shall govern the claim.
Jury Trial and Small Claims Court. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights, including with respect to temporary restraining orders.
Class Action Waiver. Regardless of arbitrability, we each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings or lawsuits, whether in arbitration or in a court of law, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, or representative action. Therefore, you waive all rights to bring claims on behalf of a class of persons; however, you may still bring an individual claim for public injunctive relief and in small claims court. Nothing in this provision, however, should operate to prevent the parties from settling claims on a class-wide basis or otherwise coordinating claims filed in arbitration.
You represent and warrant that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into these Terms and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you shall comply with all laws and regulations that apply to your access and use of the Site, including any applicable national laws that prohibit the export or transmission of technical data or software to certain territories or jurisdictions. Navient reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms, including the right to remove your account and any contents generated by you on the Site, to block your access to the Site, or to block IP addresses. These Terms shall be governed in all respects by the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to its provisions relating to conflict of laws. You and Navient agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located within Fairfax County, Virginia to resolve any dispute, claim, or controversy that relates to or arises in connection with these Terms and the Site (and any non-contractual disputes and/or claims relating to or arising in connection with it) and that is not subject to mandatory arbitration under Section 14 (“Alternative Dispute Resolution”) above. The failure of Navient to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute, regulation, or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Direct all questions or comments to the appropriate person found in the Contact us area of this Site.