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

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OHA's website will be undergoing a redesign and may be unavailable for a period of time in the upcoming days.

E-filing will not be affected.

Please make a note of the URL needed to access e-filing and consider adding it as a favorite or bookmarking the e-filing website in your browser.
The URL is: https://edoha.entellitrak.com/etk-ed-oha-prod/login.request.do

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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.

OHA's search engine is temporarily disabled.
You may do a site-specific advanced search on a search engine website like Google.
To utilize the Google search tool, go to www.google.com. At the bottom of the page, click on “Settings.” When the options for Settings pop up, click on “Advanced Search.”

Then scroll down to the section titled, “Narrow Your Results By..”. In this section, the fourth option down is “site or domain;.” Enter OHA’s website URL (www.oha.ed.gov) in this box. Then scroll back to the top of the page to enter your search terms in the section titled “Find Pages With..”, as you would on one of OHA’s search boxes on its website.

You may contact the webmaster if you have any questions or difficulties.

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
Security Policy
You are about to access a U.S. Department of Education computer system. This computer system and data therein are property of the U.S. Government and provided for official U.S. Government information and use. There is no expectation of privacy when you use this computer system. The use of a password or any other security measure does not establish an expectation of privacy. By using this system, you consent to the terms set forth in this notice.

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Office of Hearings & Appeals
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4611
(202) 245-8300 (Office) | (202) 245-6931 (fax)