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FEDERAL PROGRAMS COMPLAINTS

Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse. To report fraud, waste, abuse, misuse or mismanagement of U.S. Department of Education (ED) program funds (this could include complaints concerning employees, fund recipients, educational institutions, contractors, collection agencies, or lending institutions), please use the online Hotline Complaint Form (see link below).

If you prefer, you may contact the Inspector General’s Hotline by:

  • Calling the OIG Hotline’s toll-free number 1-800-MIS-USED. Hotline Operators take calls during the hours of Monday and Wednesday 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Eastern Time; Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Eastern Time except for holidays.
  • Downloading a hard copy of the Hotline Complaint Form, and completing, mailing or faxing to:

Inspector General’s Hotline
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20202-1500

Fax: (202) 245-7047

Your report may be made anonymously or in confidence. No classified information should be submitted to the Hotline. If your complaint involves classified information, please submit your contact information to the Hotline (via phone or complaint form) and request that you be contacted to make separate arrangements so we can receive your complaint.