Publication Date: February 11, 2016
Subject: Contact information for the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman
Summary: This letter updates information necessary for schools and lenders to comply with the requirements for providing borrowers with information regarding the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group.
We are pleased to provide you with updated information to ensure that borrowers of loans authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, have the most current contact information for the Student Loan Ombudsman. This information is necessary for you to comply with the regulatory requirements that schools, lenders, guaranty agencies, and commercial and Department of Education servicers notify borrowers regarding the availability of the Ombudsman. Those requirements are included in the regulations at 34 CFR 674.42(b)(2)(xi) and .45(h); CFR 682.208(c)(3)(ii), .410(b)(5)(vii), .411(b)(3), and .604(g)(2)(x); and CFR 685.304(b)(4)(vii).
Effective February 28, 2016, please use the following information to contact the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group.
Via on-line assistance: http//studentaid.gov/repay-loans/disputes/prepare
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FSA Ombudsman Group
We thank you for your support of the Student Loan Ombudsman Group and of federal student aid programs.
Joyce E. DeMoss
Federal Student Aid