U.S. Department of Education - ED

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400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
1-800-424-1616 (Voice - Toll-free)
1-800-433-3243 (Voice - Toll-free)
1-800-872-5327 (Voice - Toll-free)
1-877-433-7827 (Voice - Toll-free)
202-401-2000 (Voice)
1-800-437-0833 (TTY)


The U.S. Department of Education was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. The Department's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. The Department of Education is dedicated to: 1) Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds. 2) Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research. 3) Focusing national attention on key educational issues. 4) Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.

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Print Resources

All publications are provided at no cost to the general public by the U.S. Department of Education. ED Pubs offers more than 6,000 titles. Items include: Brochures, CD–ROMs, grant applications, newsletters, posters, research reports, videotapes, and financial aid products. Financial aid assistance publications such as Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), FAFSA On the Web Worksheet, and Funding Education Beyond High School:The Guide to Federal Student Aid can also be ordered.

Review Date

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011