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U.S. Dept. of Education Activates Emergency Contact Center for Hurricane-Affected Areas

In order to support the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, the U.S. Department of Education has activated its emergency response contact center for school districts and institutions of higher education in the Gulf Coast region. The Department is also coordinating efforts with the Texas Education Agency, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the institutions and districts in impacted areas.

Additionally, the Department has directed federal student loan servicers to provide flexibility to borrowers who have been affected by the hurricane.

For more information on the Department’s efforts, please visit this website.


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Zachary VanHouten

Manager of Programs and Advocacy, AACTE

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