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Fraud & Abuse Hotline

What Should I Report to the OIG Hotline?

  • Violations of Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to ED programs and funding, including complaints involving ED employees, recipients of ED funds, schools, school officials, other educational institutions, contractors, lending institutions, collections agencies, or public officials. This includes, but not limited to:
    • Embezzlement, bribery, or other public corruption involving ED funds
    • Serious mismanagement involving ED programs or funds
    • Theft or misuse of Federal student aid
    • Knowledge of fraud, waste, or abuse involving a financial aid administrator or other school official(s)
    • Knowledge of fraud, waste, or abuse involving a student loan servicer or collection agency
    • Knowledge that your school is not complying with regulations or laws involving Federal student aid or other ED program or operation
    • Whistleblower reprisal (if you are an ED employee, also report reprisal to the Office of Special Counsel)
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Contract and procurement irregularities
    • Theft or abuse of government property
    • Employee misconduct
    • Ethics violations by ED officials


See the link below on cases of fraud and abuse OIG at Department of Ed

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