What to Know About the Gainful Employment Rule

August 12, 2019

Fact sheet on the Gainful Employment (GE) rule. The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires that all career education programs receiving federal student aid “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation,” however the HEA does not define “gainful employment.” The purpose of the Gainful Employment Rule is to provide that definition.


Why a Strong Gainful Employment Rule is More Important Now Than Ever

July 1, 2019

The Education Department just announced its final gainful employment (GE) rule repealing protections that have led to lower costs for students attending career programs and big savings for taxpayers. By eliminating the protections of the rule, unscrupulous schools will be able to enroll as many students as possible at as high a price as the student loan system will support.


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Repeal of the Gainful Employment Standards for Career Programs

May 31, 2019

In the coming days, the U.S. Department of Education will publish a final regulation repealing the gainful employment rule, which identifies career education programs that consistently leave students with large debts they cannot afford. Many of these programs are offered by for-profit colleges, and they disproportionately enroll veterans and students of color.


Coalition Letter on the Gainful Employment Disclosure Template

January 6, 2019

53 organizations representing and advocating for students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service members submitted a joint letter to the Department of Education expressing opposition to efforts to further undermine the Gainful Employment regulation. The Department’s proposed changes to remove consumer information from the required disclosure template set out in the rule...