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Navient Reaches $1.85 Billion Deal Over Predatory Lending Claims

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Ms. Hardin enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Photography, one of the schools covered by the settlement, in 2006. After nearly a decade of payments, which included a period of forbearance, she fell into delinquency during the pandemic. Ms. Hardin, 38, said she had to choose between paying for health insurance or for her private student loans, which cost more than $1,025 a month.Ms. Hardin, who now runs a sandwich truck with her husband in Seattle, hopes to have roughly $118,000 in debt wiped away.“This has been a long time coming and justice was definitely served,” she said.The settlement would end a major portion of a set of linked legal action …

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