U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Inspector General

Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse to our Hotline

The OIG Hotline is available for anyone who knows of or suspects fraud, waste, 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.

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 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