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Frequently Requested Telephone Numbers

General information about the federal student financial assistance programs, assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and information and technical assistance for FAFSA on the Web:
1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

TTY number for hearing-impaired individuals to call with any federal student aid questions:
1-800-730-8913

To report fraud, waste, or abuse involving federal student aid funds:
1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733)

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