Notices for the Office of Federal Student Aid

Read here about such topics as copyright status; accessibility; and the fact that nothing on this site is intended to be an endorsement of the views, products, or services of other organizations.


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 server contain links and 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 FSA control or guarantee 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.


The U.S. Department of Education 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 that it meets accessibility requirements. If you have feedback or a concern related to accessibility of any content on this website, please contact us.

The U.S. Department of Education entered into an agreement with the National Federation of the Blind that outlines steps that will be taken over the next three years to improve the accessibility of the various documents issued under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. See the Department’s Policy Statement on Accessibility of Documents issued under the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program to Individuals with Visual Impairments.