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OIG Hotline

Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse to our Hotline

The OIG 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 us know! 

Check out the links below for more information on what to report, how to file a report, whistleblower protections, and other resources. Or, click the button below to get started.

  • What Should I Report to the Hotline?

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    Learn about what kind of complaints to submit to the OIG Hotline, and find contacts for where to report other types of complaints.

  • How Do I File a Hotline Complaint?

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    Learn what information you need to provide, how to report classified information, and what happens after you file a report.

  • Do I Have Whistleblower Protections?

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    Learn about whistleblower protections and remedies.

  • What Other Resources Can I Check Out?

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    Check out our library of free materials to help you learn about detecting and preventing fraud.

Contact the Hotline

The 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 our Frequently Asked Questions page or call the OIG Hotline at 1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733)

Operators are available*:
     Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
    *Except Federal holidays