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Fee Regulations

Upon receipt, your request is reviewed to determine how fees will be assessed. Fees are determined based on the type of requester you are (commercial, educational/scientific, and all others). Requesters from educational/scientific and commercial institutions must pay for search and review time and reproduction costs. All other requestors pay reproduction costs only with the first 100 pages free.

For all requesters, if the total fee for your request is less than $5, you will not be charged. You will be notified if your fees exceed $25 or any other amount specified in your request. If the fees total more than $250, ED will request payment in advance.

If you expect that a fee will be charged, you may request a fee waiver. ED's FOIA Officers have sole authority to grant or deny fee waivers.

For more information on fees and fee regulations read the FAQs.

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Last Modified: 08/01/2006