For general inquiries, and questions about the Department (ED) or education policy
1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)Speakers available in Spanish and more than 170 languages.
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Ask a Question: www.ed.gov/answers
ED Organizational Directory
- Information Resource Center: 1-800-872-5327 (202-401-2000 in the D.C. metropolitan area)
Contact education agencies in your state, including:
- State Department of Education
- Higher Education Agency
- Special Education Agency
- Adult Education Agency
The Department is headquartered in Washington, D.C.:
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ)
Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Potomac Center Plaza (PCP)
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202
830 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20202
Financial Aid Information
Federal Student Aid Information Center
For additional information, see the Federal Student Aid Contact Us page.
Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigates fraud, waste, or abuse involving:
- federal student aid funds
- lending institutions and collection agencies
- Department of Education funds or programs (and funding recipients)
- contractors or employees
Anyone having such knowledge should contact us. Complaints may be submitted anonymously via the online complaint form, facsimile or U.S. Postal mail.
- File a complaint
- Other ways to file a complaint: OIG Hotline homepage
- Questions: 1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733)
Research & Statistics
The National Library of Education in the Institute of Education Sciences maintains a telephone line staffed by trained information specialists. Members of the public, including educators and researchers, typically call this number for information about education statistics and education research information. The number is 202-205-5015. Federal Relay Service. The National Library of Education can also answer questions on research and statistics by email at AskaLibrarian@ed.gov
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an internet-based digital library of education research and information. It provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature and a growing collection of materials in Adobe PDF format. To find out more about the ERIC collection, call 1-800-LET-ERIC (1-800-538-3742) or visit the ERIC website at eric.ed.gov.
Civil Rights Hotline
Call the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 1-800-421-3481 to report any educational discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, etc., request information on civil rights compliance programs, procedures for filing discrimination complaints, or access to civil rights regulatory and policy documents. Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the OCR Contact Us page to find the enforcement office serving your area or use the OCR Electronic Complaint Form.
How to Submit a CRDC Data Quality Concern with OCR
The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is a mandatory biennial collection of district-and school-level data. The CRDC is administered by OCR, which uses the data to enforce civil rights statutes that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national, origin, sex, and disability. The data are collected from public-school districts and public schools in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The CRDC collects data on civil rights indicators at the early childhood through grade 12 levels. It measures factors that impact education equity and opportunity for students, including student access to courses, programs, resources, instructional and other staff – and school climate factors, such as student discipline and harassment. The CRDC data can be accessed at https://ocrdata.ed.gov. To submit a CRDC data quality concern with OCR, please contact us by emailing email@example.com. Please include “CRDC Data Quality Concern” in the subject heading.
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS)
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.
Notice of Language Assistance
The Department offers language assistance in more than 170 languages.