Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement # 116 – Announcement of Applicable GE Compliance Dates

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IFAP News – Posted June 18, 2018

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Today, in the Federal Register, the Department announced it will allow additional time, until July 1, 2019, for institutions to comply with the requirements of the Gainful Employment (GE) regulations in 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e) and invites comment on this action.

34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e) requires institutions to:

  1. Include the disclosure template, or a link thereto, in their GE program promotional materials; and
  2. Directly distribute the disclosure template to prospective students.

The Department intends to develop proposed regulations that would replace the GE regulations. As part of this rulemaking process, the Department continues to evaluate the efficacy of these disclosures to students and the implementation of these requirements.

Consistent with previous announcements, institutions must comply with the requirements in 34 CFR 668.412(a), (b), and (c) to post disclosures on their GE program web pages using the approved disclosure template provided by the Department. The deadline for these actions was April 6, 2018.