I had two citi-student loans and at some point in time within the last 5 years they went to Navient (Sallie Mae)
I recently called to ask if I could get a lower pay-off amount as the original loans were 32K and now they are up to about 64K because of deferment and interest. They said no and I believe these may have been private loans.
My conditions have changed. I was born into Islam, but never knew much about my religion. Since 2012 I have been learning more about my faith and it is strictly forbidden in my faith to have dealings with interest.
I am offering to pay off the original amount I owe however due to religious reasons would like them to recognize that my awareness and conditions have changed from the time of originally accepting the loan with Citi-Student Loan Corp and not even with them at Sallie Mae.
Can I get the interest wiped out and close this account and case with just paying the original amount borrowed?
I am in the Seattle, WA area are there attorneys that you can direct me to that can help?