Press Release/Statement | June 2, 2011

Statement on Final Gainful Employment Rule

Statement from Pauline Abernathy about the issued final “gainful employment” rule that guides enforcement of the federal law requiring any post-secondary career education program receiving federal financial aid to “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The rule is a modest first step, but it did not include the recommendations of a broad coalition of student, civil rights, consumer, higher education and college access organizations to strengthen the draft rule published last July. As a result, the final rule will allow many programs that over-charge and under-deliver to continue to receive federal student aid.

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