Service Centers for Students

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For questions about loan repayment or other loan servicing issues, a borrower can contact his or her loan servicing center. – Click here for Loan Servicing Center Information.

Contact Center

Contact Information

Borrower Defense Hotline

For questions related to borrower defense to repayment. For general information about borrower defense to repayment, visit the StudentAid.gov website at StudentAid.gov/borrower-defense.

Phone: 855-279-6207

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday

Default Resolution Group

For questions related to individual loan status and repayment of loans in default and owed to the Department of Education.

Phone: 800-621-3115

TDD: 877-825-9923

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET), Saturday

Mail (Correspondence only):

Default Resolution Group Address
U.S. Department of Education
Default Resolution Group
P.O. Box 5609
Greenville, TX 75403-5609

Borrower Payments:

Borrower Payments Address
National Payment Center
P.O. Box 790336
St. Louis, MO 63179-0336

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)

Questions about the FAFSA application, pre-filled FAFSA on the Web, FAFSA4caster, corrections to a FAFSA, FSA publications and loan inquiries.

Phone: 800-433-3243 (800-4 FED AID)

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Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program for Borrowers

For questions related to the Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program.

Phone: Click on “More” for detailed contact information.

Loan Consolidation for Applicants

For questions related to the Direct Consolidation Loan application process.

Phone: Click on “More” for detailed contact information.

Office of the Ombudsman FSA

Call for information about student loans.

Phone: 202-377-3800 (Toll) Washington DC

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Total and Permanent Disability Discharge and Veterans Disability Discharge

For questions related to the disability discharge process. The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) has one contact point, the Nelnet Total and Permanent Disability Servicer, for loan holders seeking assistance with all total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge questions.

Phone: 888-303-7818

Fax: 303-696-5250

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (ET), Saturday

Mailing Address:

U.S. Department of Education Address
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 87130
Lincoln, NE 68501

For overnight delivery:

Overnight Delivery Address
U.S. Department of Education
121 South 13th Street, Suite 201
Lincoln, NE 68508