Information for Employers Complying with an Order of Withholding

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development has been directed by federal law (P.L. 102-164, 20 U.S.C. K1095a et seq.) to order employers of debtors with defaulted Federal Family Education Loans to withhold a portion of their wages. If you are an employer and have questions about the wage withholding process – which is known as Administrative Wage Garnishment, or AWG – you may download the following materials from the MDHEWD:

Employer Instructions for complying with the Order of Withholding

AWG Employer Handbook

You may also contact the MDHEWD’s wage withholding area with your questions at (800) 473-6757, option 3.