U.S Department Of Education

U.S Department Of Education

U.S Department Of Education, The United States Department of Education (ED or DoED), also referred to as the ED for (the) Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. It began operating on May 4, 1980, having been created after the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was split into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services by the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88), which President Jimmy Carter signed into law on October 17, 1979.
The Department of Education is administered by the United States Secretary of Education. It has under 4,000 employees (2024) and an annual budget of $68 billion ( ). Its official abbreviation is “ED” (“DOE” refers to the United States Department of Energy) and is also often abbreviated informally as “DoEd”.

U.S. Department of Education

The Department of Education fosters educational excellence, and to ensures equal access to educational opportunity for all.

Agency Details





Department of Education (ED)


Contact the Department of Education
Student Loan Questions

Main Address:

400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20242

Toll Free:

1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)




Department of Education Forms

Government branch:

Executive Department

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