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Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
The Office of Inspector General Hotline is available for anyone who knows of or suspects fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or violations of laws and regulations involving U.S. Department of Education funds or programs. This includes allegations of suspected wrongdoing by Department employees, contractors, grantees, schools and school officials, persons in positions of trust involving Department funds or programs, collection agencies, recipients of student financial assistance, or lending institutions. If you have knowledge of any wrongdoing involving Department funds or operations, let them know.
Contact the Hotline
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) encourages you to use its online form to file your complaint.
You can also download the OIG Hotline Form and mail or fax it to our office. Please note that it will take longer to process your complaint if submitted by mail or fax.
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General Hotline
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington D.C. 20202-1500
Fax: (202) 245-7047
If you need assistance, please visit their Frequently Asked Questions page
or call the OIG Hotline at 1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733)
Operators are available*:
Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
*Except Federal holidays
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