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Collections

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

LADOJ is actively taking measures to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in our community. From March 17, 2020 through April 13, 2020, we will suspend in-person payments.


The quickest and most efficient manner to make a payment to your account is through our online service at: https://www.paystar.co/MakePayment/Index/95. Discover, Visa, and Master Cards are accepted.

We will continue to accept payments by mail, but these payments may take longer to post to your account. We accept payments in the form of check, money order and certified funds made payable to the Louisiana Department of Justice and mailed to P.O. Box 94005 Baton Rouge, LA 70804. In order to assist in promptly responding to your inquiries and properly accounting for your payments, please include your account number on any correspondence or payment mailed to our office.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at collectionsinfo@ag.louisiana.gov or by phone at 225-326-6550 or 1-800-423-2129.

Collections Section represents 25 of Louisiana’s public colleges, universities, technical and community colleges; the State Department of Education, the Board of Regents, and the Office of Student Financial Assistance, in the collection and litigation of defaulted educational loans/benefits.  Over 78,000 educational accounts valued in excess of $137 million are currently placed for collection. Additionally, the Collections Section represents 30 state agencies, including the Louisiana Department of Revenue, in the pursuant of debts owed the State of Louisiana for various reasons.
 
This section is totally self-generated receiving no state general fund dollars for its operation. For every $1 spent, our section returns over $12 to the state in monies recovered. The Collections Section has increased total collections by an average of 28.5% year over year for 5 years in a row. The Collections Section has returned over $86 million dollars to the state since Attorney General Jeff Landry took office in January 2016.