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OHA's New Main Phone Number is (202) 245-8300.

OHA's New Fax Number is (202) 245-6931.

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On August 7, 2013, regulations adopting e-filing documents in cases before OHA was published in the Federal Register PDF | TXT

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Office of Hearings

Welcome to the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) on the World Wide Web. OHA provides an independent forum for the fair, impartial, equitable, and timely resolution of disputes involving the U.S. Department of Education and recipients of Federal Education Funds. This website publishes decisions issued by OHA and by the Secretary of Education. Decisions posted on OHA's web site are searchable.

If you are a student or individual recipient of Title IV funds and have questions regarding your student aid including appealing any debt collection measures initiated against you by the U.S. Department of Education, please select this link.

To electronically file (e-file) a document in a case before OHA or to register as an E-filer, log in or register below:

OHA E-Filing System Login
By signing on to this system you are agreeing to follow the stated security policy.

OHA Case E-Filing Links

   Click Here to register for a new e-Filer account.

   Click Here to reset your password.

   Click Here to submit account re-activation request.

   Click Here to contact the E-Filing Administrator.

   Click Here to view OHA's E-filing procedures and E-filing User Guide
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