Notices for the Office of Federal Student Aid

You’ve come to the right place to learn about copyright status, accessibility, how we collect and protect your information, our policy for social media, and site requirements.


Sitewide Copyright Status Notice

Unless specifically stated otherwise, all information on is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published, or otherwise used without permission of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). This statement does not pertain to information at websites other than, whether funded by ED or not.

Sitewide Disclaimer of Endorsement

The documents posted on this website contain links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the user's convenience. Neither ED nor Federal Student Aid (FSA) controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.


ED is committed to making its websites accessible to the widest possible audience, including people with disabilities. In accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), is reviewed and tested on an ongoing basis to make sure it meets accessibility requirements. If you have feedback or a concern related to accessibility of any content on this website, please contact us.

Federal Student Aid entered into an agreement with the National Federation of the Blind that outlines steps to improve the accessibility of the various documents issued under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. See our Policy Statement of the Department of Education Concerning Accessibility of Direct Student Loan Documents to Blind and Visually Impaired Borrowers.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding your personal information. Learn about how we use the information we collect on the websites owned by the office of Federal Student Aid, and how we protect your information.

Site Requirements

To view this website effectively, you will need a supported browser from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, or Apple. Learn about our site requirements and access links to download and install an appropriate browser.

Social Media Guidelines

Federal Student Aid is available on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Learn about our social media guidelines.


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