I am having a problem with my college/university. Where can I file a complaint?
If you are having a problem with your school, you should tell someone about it by submitting a complaint. Where you submit a complaint depends on the type of benefits or loans you may be receiving.
If you are receiving federal financial aid, such as Pell grants or Federal student loans, you should submit your complaint about the school to the If you are receiving benefits, submit your complaint about the school to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If you receive military tuition assistance or MyCAA benefits, submit your complaint about the school to the Department of Defense (DoD).
- Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grants or Direct Loans): ED’s
- GI Bill: VA’s
- Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or MyCAA: DOD’s Postsecondary Education Complaint System
If you are having a problem with a private student loan or the servicing of a federal loan, you can submit a complaint about the loan with the CFPB online or by calling us at (855) 411-CFPB (2372).
No matter where you submit your complaint, each agency will work to get you a response.
Every complaint that is submitted to the CFPB gives us insights into problems that people are experiencing in the marketplace and helps us to identify and prioritize problems for potential action. The result: better outcomes for consumers, and a better financial marketplace for everyone.
Depending on your issue, you may want to file a complaint with your school’s accrediting agency or State approval agency.