February 16, 2024The U.S. Department of Education is making transformational changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. The FAFSA form is an application that students and families need to complete to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study funds, and loans. Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free, and it gives students access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for higher education.
June 30, 2023FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces New Actions to Provide Debt Relief and Support for Student Loan Borrowers
No President has fought harder for student debt relief than President Biden, and he's not done yet. President Biden will not let Republican elected officials succeed in denying hardworking Americans the relief they need.
June 30, 2023Secretary Cardona Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Biden Administration's One Time Student Debt Relief Plan
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Biden Administration's one-time student debt relief plan:
May 8, 2023
“The investments proposed in President Biden’s new budget reflect this Administration’s deep belief in education as the foundation of all opportunity in America.
March 24, 2022Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Announce Joint Effort to Develop and Share Resources to Ensure Children Have Access to School-Based Health ServicesSecretary Cardona and HHS Secretary Becerra reaffirmed their commitment to children and youth by launching a joint-department effort to expand school-based health services.
January 28, 2022U.S Department of Education, National Comprehensive Center Release Latest Tool to Support Effective Use of American Rescue Plan Funds
Today, the U.S. Department of Education and its technical assistance partner the National Comprehensive Center released a new resource to help states share their progress deploying the $122 billion American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds.
May 3, 2021
Nearly a month ago, I started this reopening tour at Tynan Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts.
April 2, 2021
The U.S. Department of Education recently discharged approximately $1.6 billion of debt provided to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that participate in the HBCU Capital Financing Program. This action will provide debt relief to 45 HBCUs – 13 public institutions and 32 private institutions.
September 12, 2016
The Department has established a toll-free Louisiana Flooding Hotline (1-844-348-4082) and Louisiana Flooding email address (LA_Flooding_Help@ed.gov).
The purpose of the hotline and email address is to provide answers to questions, make references to helpful resources, and share information.