Office of Higher Education

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  • Questions can be directed to staff in the program offices

  • You can write to us at the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, Room 975 Education Building Annex, Albany, NY 12234; or

Higher Education Contact Information
Program Area Telephone Number E-mail Address

Office of the Deputy Commissioner



Office of Teaching Initiatives  - Teacher Certification 518-474-3901 OTI Contact Form
Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability - Fingerprinting and Teacher Discipline 518-473-2998 ospra@nysed.gov
Office of College and University Evaluation
  • Institution Approval and Program Registration
518-474-1551 ocueinfo@nysed.gov

Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success (OPASS)

518-486-5202 kiap@nysed.gov
Pre-Collegiate Preparation Programs Unit
  • Liberty Partnerships Program
  • Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)
518-486-5202 kiap@nysed.gov

Early College High School

  • Pathways to Technology Early College High School
  • Smart Scholars Early College High Schools
518-486-5202 smartscholars@nysed.gov

Scholarships Unit

  • Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Program
518-474-3719 scholar@nysed.gov
Collegiate Development Programs Unit
  • The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program
  • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education
  • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
  • NYS Tuition Assistance Program
  • High Needs Nursing Program
  • Bundy Aid Program
  • Office of Civil Rights Monitoring
518-474-3719 kiap@nysed.gov or cdpu@nysed.gov
Higher Education Information Reporting Services   higheredsupport@nysed.gov
Last Updated: November 26, 2021