ANOTHER COMPONENT OF GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT RULES DELAYED

We knew it was coming and as expected, last month the Department delayed another part of the Gainful Employment rules, this time until July 1, 2018. The delay will give the Department time to write new rules for Gainful Employment. While institutions must continue provide annually updated, gainful employment information on their websites for each gainful employment program using the department’s GE template, the delay impacts the more onerous disclosures schools with failing programs would have been required to begin posting and distributing to prospective students to notify them of failing programs. Those regulations require institutions subject to the GE regulations to include a disclosure template with information specified by the Department, or a link thereto, in their GE program promotional materials and to directly distribute the disclosure template to prospective students.