Although the Department recently announced they were proposing to rescind the Gainful Employment regulations, institutions are still required to report program data annually until new regulations are issued. October 1st, 2018 is the deadline for institutions to report GE Program Information for the recently ended 2017-2018 award year.

All the GE reporting options, data elements and definitions are the same as in previous years. Schools can submit the information using the GE online reporting option under the Enrollment tab of the NSLDS® Professional Access Web site; the GE batch file submission process through the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG); or by using the NSLDS Gainful Employment Spreadsheet Submittal Format (online upload process).

Detailed information about the use of NSLDS for reporting GE data is provided in the NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide, available on the NSLDS User Documentation page of the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website, as well as from the “Resources” section of the Gainful Employment Information Page. Institutions should use information in the guide, most recently updated on March 21, 2018, to submit required GE information to the Department.