Gainful Employment: Using Data to Examine Potential Effects of a High School Earnings Threshold

June 8, 2022

Issued in 2014, the Education Department implemented the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule to protect students from low-quality postsecondary programs that often left them with unaffordable student debts and non-transferrable credits. Unfortunately, the last administration halted the 2014 GE Rule upon taking office, and then officially rescinded the rule in 2019.


What Comes Next? Accountability Issues in Negotiated Rulemaking

January 26, 2022

Blog from TICAS and New America recaps the first week of the new negotiated rulemaking sessions focused on accountability and institutional quality regulations. Issues up for discussion and regulation during these sessions include Gainful Employment, 90/10 Loophole Closure, Financial Responsibility for Institutions, and Ability to Benefit.


TICAS Recommendations for Negotiated Rulemaking Topics

July 1, 2021

Recommendations in response to the May 24, 2021 Federal Register notice soliciting input on topics to be included in the U.S. Department of Education’s upcoming negotiated rulemaking. TICAS' priorities focus on better protecting students by addressing predatory practices and holding colleges accountable, as well as by improving the current income-driven repayment system.