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.


The College Affordability Coalition’s Principles for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

July 25, 2019

As Congress plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), a new coalition has formed to advocate for needed federal investments and protections in order to promote more equitable outcomes within our higher education system. The College Affordability Coalition, a group of 25 organizations representing the voices of students and families, consumers, institutions, and civil...


Coalition Letter to the Department of Education

July 15, 2019

A letter to the Department of Education from 33 organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access, expressing serious concerns about the proposed changes to regulations governing accreditation and in support of enforcement of 2016 state authorization regulations.