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A research guide that provides a tour through USA.gov. USA.gov is the official web portal of the United States federal government.

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Education

 
Find government information on education including primary, secondary, and higher education.
 
College and Higher Education
 
Find out where to get answers to common questions about colleges and universities.
 
What's on this page
  • Finding a College That Meets Your Needs
  • Estimating the Cost and Paying for College
  • Learn English
  • Educational Programs for People with Disabilities
  • Health and Safety at College
  • Filing Education-Related Complaints
  • Locating School Records


Financial Aid for Students

Learn about getting help paying for school.

 

What's on this page

  • Federal Student Financial Aid
  • Lowering the Cost of College

 

How to Study in the United States

Find resources for international students wishing to study in the United States.

 

Elementary, Middle School, or High School (Primary and Secondary)

College or University

Finding a School

Paying for School

What to Know Before You Come Over

 

Libraries and Archives

Find public, state, and federal libraries.

What's on this page

 

Federal Libraries and Archives

 

Learn English

If you want to learn English or need to join an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for school or work, these resources can help you find local and online courses:

 

Military Colleges and Academies

Learn about military schools and service academies, which train future officers, doctors, engineers and other military professionals.

 

What's on this page

  • Military Colleges and Universities
  • Military Service Academies and Other Ways to Become a Military Officer

 

Primary and Secondary Education

Find out where to get answers to common questions about primary and secondary education.

 

What's on this page

  • Education in the U.S.
  • Getting Involved in Your Child's Education
  • Learn English
  • Educational Programs for People with Disabilities
  • Ensuring Safe School Environments
  • Locating School Records
  • Teaching Abroad

 

Student Loans

Get answers to the most common questions about student loans.

 

What's on this page

  • Getting a Loan
  • Repaying a Student Loan
  • Resolve Student Loan Disputes
  • Unable to Pay Student Loans

 

 

 

Health

 
Find health resources from the government.
 
Blood, Organ, and Other Medical Donations
 
Find out how to help others through medical donations.
 
What's on this page
  • Donate Blood
  • Donate Organs and Tissue
  • Donation and Transplantation Video

Child Care and Related Issues

Learn about child care and special child care circumstances.

 

What's on this page

  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Find and Select Child Care
  • Help for Children Living with Relatives
  • Help for Runaway and Homeless Youth

 

Doctors and Medical Facilities

Find tools to locate doctors, hospitals, care facilities, and other medical facilities.

 

What's on this page

  • Choose Doctors and Health Care Services
  • Clinical Trials
  • Long-Term Care

 

Food and Nutrition

Learn about nutrition, help to feed your family, and how to safely prepare food.

 

Food Assistance

Find out how to get help buying nutritious food for you and your family.

 

What's on this page

  • How to Get Food Stamps (SNAP Benefits)
  • Food Stamp (SNAP) Complaints

 

Food Safety Resources

Find out how to safely buy, store, and prepare food.

 

What's on this page

  • Baby Food and Infant Formula
  • Food Inspection and Grading
  • Food Labels
  • Food Safety and Recalls
  • Organic Food
  • Prevent and Respond to Food Poisoning

 

Nutrition, Dietary Guidelines and Tips

Get information about healthy eating and help buying nutritious food for yourself and your family.

 

What's on this page

  • Five Steps to Start Losing Weight
  • How to Get Food Stamps (SNAP Food Benefits)
  • Nutrition Progams for Children and Families
  • Local Farmers Markets

Health Insurance

Learn about health insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare.

 

Find Health Insurance

Learn how to get health insurance.

 

What's on this page

  • Health Insurance Plans
  • Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
  • Continuation of Health Coverage (COBRA)
  • Long-Term Care
  • Medical and Health Resources for People with Disabilities

 

Medicaid

Learn about Medicaid, low cost or free healthcare for people with low incomes.

 

What's on this page

  • Apply for Medicaid
  • Medicaid Complaints

 

Medicare

Get answers to common questions about Medicare, a health insurance program from the federal government.

 

What's on this page

  • Apply for Medicare
  • Medicare Coverage Outside the United States
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
  • Replace Your Medicare Card
  • Voluntary Termination of Medicare Part B

 

Paying for Medical Care

Learn about sources of financial help for medical care.

 

What's on this page

  • Help with Medical Bills
  • Help with Prescription Drug Costs

 

Health Issues

Discover online health resources from the U.S. government.

 

What's on this page

  • Health Information from the Government
  • Preventative Measures Against Common Health Problems

 

Medications

Get answers to common questions about buying and using medications.

 

What's on this page

  • Buy Medicine Online
  • Complain About Medicine and Medical Products
  • Dispose of Unused Medicines Safely
  • Drug Labels and Identifying Medications
  • Find the Generic Equivalent to a Brand Name Prescription Drug
  • Help with Prescription Drug Costs
  • Imported Prescription Medicine for Personal Use

 

Vaccines and Immunizations

Learn about vaccinations and find help getting them for you and your family.

 

What's on this page

  • Get a Flu Vaccination
  • Vaccination and Immunization

 

Military and Veterans

 
 Learn more about help for veterans and service members, joining the military, and more.
 
 
Join the Military
 
Learn how you can enter the United States military as an officer or enlisted member.
 
What's on this page
  • Join the Military
  • Military Service Academies and Other Ways to Become a Military Officer

 

Locate Military Members, Units, and Facilities

Find a military member, unit or facility. Get guidelines on sending letters and packages to servicemembers. Learn about those missing from current and past conflicts.

 

What's on this page

  • Locate U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans
  • Find a Military Base
  • Mail Letters and Packages to Military Members
  • Commisaries and Exchanges for Military Families
  • Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Service Members

 

Military Colleges and Academies

Learn about military schools and service academies, which train future officers, doctors, engineers and other military professionals.

 

What's on this page

  • Military Colleges and Universities
  • Military Service Academies and Other Ways to Become a Military Officer

 

Military Members and Families

 Find answers to many common questions for U.S. military personnel and their families.

 

Military Pay and Pensions

Learn about military pay and pension benefits, including whom to contact about questions and concerns.

 

What's on this page

  • Questions About Military Pay
  • Pension Benefits for Government Employees, Military, and Veterans

 

Military Records and Identification

Answers to common questions about military records and IDs.

 

What's on this page

  • Correct a Military Service Record or Discharge
  • Get a Military Identification (ID) Card

 

Programs and Benefits for Active Military

Learn more about assistance available to members of the military and their families.

 

What's on this page

  • Military Assistance Programs for Servicemembers and Their Families
  • Commisaries and Exchanges for MIlitary Families
  • Educational Benefits for Servicemembers, Veterans, and Their Families
  • Life Insurance and Survivor Benefits for Servicemembers and Veterans

 

Selective Service

Register for the Draft with the Selective Service System.

 

Included on this page

  • The Draft
  • Who Must Register for the Draft
  • How to Register
  • What Happens After You Register
  • What Happens If You Don't Register

 

Veterans

Find information for U.S. military veterans and their families.

 

Burial and Survivor Benefits for Veterans

Learn about burial and survivor benefits for veterans and how to access them.

 

What's on this page

  • Burial Benefits for Veterans
  • Life Insurance and Survivor Benefits for Servicemembers and Veterans

 

Employment, Education, and Training for Veterans

Find resources for veterans looking for a job or to add skills. Also see our job search information for non-veterans and veterans alike.

 

What's on this page

  • Educational Benefits for Servicemembers and Their Families
  • Employment and Job Training for Veterans
  • Small Business Resources for Veterans

 

Health Issues and Benefits for Veterans

Find information about medical issues and health benefits for veterans.

 

What's on this page

  • Compensation Benefits for Veterans
  • Health Benefits for Veterans
  • Mental Health for Veterans
  • Gulf War Illness and Agent Orange Exposure

 

Housing Help for Veterans

Find different resources for veterans looking for a home.

 

What's on this page

  • Housing Help for Veterans
  • Help for the Homeless

 

Veterans Documents and Personnel Records

Find out how to request and update military records.

 

What's on this page

  • Locate U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans
  • Request Military Records
  • Correct a Military Service Record or Discharge
  • Get a Military Identification (ID) Card

 


About the U.S.

 
Learn where to find answers to the most requested facts about the United States of America.
 
 
The American Flag
 
Learn about the American flag and how to display it.
 
 
What's on this page
  • The American Flag and Its Protocol
  • Fly the American Flag at Half-Staff

 

Branches of Government


See 'Government Agencies and Elected Officials'

 

Data and Statistics About the United States

Find data about the U.S., such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.

 

What's on this page

  • U.S. Census Data and Statistics
  • Find Data and Statistics from the Government
  • Maps

 

History and Historical Documents

Learn more about the history of the United States.

 

What's on this page

  • American History
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Military History and Museums
  • National Cemeteries
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Famous Speeches
  • Military Memorials and Monuments
  • The U.S. National Anthem

 

Learn About Life in the United States

Learn more about living in the United States of America.

 

What's on this page

  • American Holidays
  • Help for New Immigrants
  • Official Language of the United States
  • Time Zones
  • American Money
  • Museums
  • States and State Capitols

 

Presidents, Vice Presidents, and First Ladies

Find contact information and other facts about presidents, vice presidents, and first ladies, past and present.

 

What's on this page

  • President of the United States
  • Vice President of the United States
  • First Ladies
  • Former U.S. Presidents
  • Inauguration Day
  • Order of Presidential Succession
  • Overview of the Presidential Election Process
  • Presidential Greetings, Photographs, and Invitations

 

Disasters and Emergencies

 
Learn how to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies.
 
 
After a Disaster
 
Get answers to common questions after a disaster has occurred.
 
What's on this page
  • Find Family after a Disaster
  • Find Shelter or Rental Housing after a Disaster
  • Gas Price Gouging
  • Help Victims of a Natural Disaster
  • Return Home After a Natural Disaster

 

Clean up After a Natural Disaster

Learn the safest way to clean up after a disaster affects your community.

 

What's on this page

  • Cleanup and Safety Precautions After a Natural Disaster
  • Dispose of Storm Debris
  • Mold Problems
  • Radiation Exposure and Emergencies
  • Return Home After a Natural Disaster

 

Financial Assistance After a Disaster

Find out how to get financial assistance from the government if you've been the victim of a disaster.

 

What's on this page

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • Disaster Assistance for Noninsured Crops
  • Disaster Relief Assistance
  • File a Complaint About Disaster Relief Assistance
  • No Downpayment Mortgage for Disaster Survivors

 

Prepare for Disasters and Emergencies

Find information you need to be ready to handle a disaster or emergency.

 

What's on this page

  • Be Ready for Disasters and Emergencies with Ready.gov
  • Home Fire Safety
  • Natural Disasters
  • Pandemic
  • Prepare for an Evacuation
  • Radiation Exposure and Emergencies
  • Severe Weather Warnings

 

Earth and the Environment

Find government information on energy, green technology, pollution, wildlife, and more.
 
 
Disasters and Emergencies
 
See above.
 
Electricity and Energy Sources
 
Learn about electricity and energy sources.
 
What's on this page
  • Electricity and Energy Sources
  • Nonrenewable Energy Sources
  • Renewable Energy Sources

 

Fuel and Energy for Homes and Vehicles

Answers to common questions about fuel and energy for transportation and the home.

 

What's on this page

  • Energy Efficient Resources
  • Energy Tax Incentives
  • Find Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Alternative Fuels
  • Gas Price Gouging
  • Reasons for Changes in Gas Prices

 

Going Green

Learn about ways to save the environment and money.

 

What's on this page

  • Energy Efficiency Resources
  • Energy Tax Incentives
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Dispose of Waste
  • Renewable Energy Resources

 

Pollution Issues

Learn about the different types of pollution in your community and what you can do about them.

 

What's on this page

  • Air Pollution
  • Beach Safety and Closures
  • Environmental Laws and Regulations
  • Pesticide Poisoning and Concerns
  • Report Environmental Emergencies and Violations
  • Report Ships Illegally Dumping Waste
  • Water Quality

 

Weather Dangers

Find out where to get the latest information you need to protect yourself from dangerous weather.

 

What's on this page

  • Beach Safety and Closures
  • Natural Disasters
  • Safe Driving Tips During Severe Weather
  • Severe Weather Warnings

 

Wildlife and Other Animals

Find out where to get answers to common questions about wildlife and other animals in your community.

 

What's on this page

  • Report Animal Abuse and Neglect
  • Report Unusual Animal Sightings
  • Report an Abandoned, Injured Animal or Unsual Animal Sighting
  • Report Dead Fish and Wildlife
  • Fishing
  • National Wildlife Refuges

 

 

 

 
 

Laws and Legal Issues

 
Find out how to report a crime and other legal resources.
 
 
Complaints
 
Learn how to file complaints and complain more effectively to resolve common consumer problems.
 
 
Complaints Against the Government
 
Learn how to file a complaint to your federal or local government and its agencies.
 
What's on this page
  • Accidents Involving a Government Vehicle
  • File a Complaint Against a Law Enforcement Agency or Officer
  • File a Complaint About Federal Government Contracts
  • File a Complaint Against a Federal or State Government Agency
  • File a Complaint with the U.S. Postal Service
  • Report Government Vehicle Misuse or Reckless Driving
  • Suing the Federal Government

 

Consumer Complaint Letter Wizard

Do you need to file a complaint about a product or service you purchased, but don't know where to start? Use this wizard to guide you through it.

 

What's on this page

  • Tips for Using the Complaint Wizard
  • Get Started Now

 

Consumer Complaints

Find out what steps to take and who you should contact if you need to file a complaint against a company.

 

What's on this page

  • How to File a Consumer Complaint
  • Steps to File a Complaint Against a Company
  • File a Complaint About Online Purchases
  • Dispute Resolutions Programs
  • Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

 

Consumer Complaints by Product Types

Learn how to submit a complaint about problems with specific products and services.

 

Complaints About Banks and Lenders

Learn how to complain about a problem with a bank or a lending company, such as a mortgage provider.

 

What's on this page

  • Bank and Credit Product Complaints
  • Complaints About Mortgage Companies
  • Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

 

Car Complaints

Find out what to do when you want to complain about a defective car.

 

What's on this page

  • Complaints About Cars
  • Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

 

Housing-Related Complaints

See 'Housing and Community'

 

Phone and TV Complaints

Learn what to do when you want to complain about a phone, cable, or satellite television company.

 

What's on this page

  • File Complaints with Cable or Satellite Television Providers
  • Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
  • Phone Company Complaints
  • Register with the National Do Not Call Registry

 

Travel Complaints

See 'Travel and Immigration'

 

Sample Complaint Letter

Use the sample complaint letter to draft a complaint letter or e-mail, or download the complaint letter (DOC, Download Word Reader) in Word format. You can also copy and paste your complaint into a company's "Contact Us" form. Or, you can also use our Complaint Letter Wizard to help you write it.

 

Personal Legal Issues, Documents, and Family History

Get legal help, replace documents and learn about your family history.
 
Complaints
 
See Above.
 
Family Legal Issues
 
Learn about common family legal issues.
 
What's on this page
  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Divorce Decrees and Certificates
  • Report a Name Change
  • Creating a Will

 

Genealogy and Family History

Learn how to research your ancestors.

 

What's on this page

  • Research Ancestors and/or Descendants (Genealogy)
  • U.S. Census Data and Statistics

 

Lawyers and Legal Advice

Individual lawyers (also called attorneys) are experts in different areas of the law. Some attorneys specialize in a certain field of law, such as business, civil, criminal, or juvenile law. You will need to determine which type of attorney is right for your legal situation. Once you find an attorney, ask about their experience, areas of expertise, and questions such as, "How would you handle my case?" and "What do you charge for your services/what is your fee structure?"

Besides asking your friends and family for the name of a good lawyer or scouring through the phone book, you can find legal aid online:


Replace Your Vital Records

Find out how to replace vital documents, such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, and more.

 

What's on this page

  • Replace Lost or Stolen Identification (ID) Cards
  • Divorce Decrees and Certificates
  • Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate
  • Get, Replace, or Correct a Social Security Card
  • Replace Your Medicare Card
  • Vital Records Documents Issued in the United States
  • Request a Replacement Marriage Certificate

 

Scams and Frauds

Learn how to protect yourself from and respond to scams and frauds.

 

Common Scams and Frauds

Find information on common scams and frauds that can happen to you.

 

What's on this page

  • Telephone Scams
  • Financial Fraud
  • Charity Scams
  • Ticket Scams
  • Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams
  • Pyramid Schemes
  • Tax-Related Identity Theft
  • Census-Related Fraud

 

Housing Scams

Beware of these frauds and scams when buying or foreclosing on a home.

 

What's on this page

  • Avoid Moving Fraud
  • Foreclosure Scams
  • Predatory Loans

 

Identity and Report Scams and Frauds

Learn how to identify and report frauds and scams.

 

What's on this page

  • Common Types of Fraud
  • Most Popular Scams
  • Report Frauds and Scams

 

Identity Theft

How to protect yourself against identity theft and respond if it happens.

 

What's on this page

  • Identity Theft
  • Prevent Identity Theft
  • Report Identity Theft
  • Synthetic ID Theft
  • Tax-Related Identity Theft

 

Online Safety

Be aware of these scams when you're online.

 

What's on this page

  • Internet Fraud
  • Online Security and Safety
  • Phishing and Vishing

 

Privacy

Learn about protecting your personal information from unwanted use.

 

What's on this page

  • Privacy
  • Protect Your Privacy
  • Health Information Privacy

 U.S. Government Works

Learn more about how copyright applies to U.S. government works.

 

What's on this page

  • About U.S. Government Works
  • Copyright Exceptions for U.S. Government Works
  • More Information on U.S. Government Works and Copyright Law