Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #99 includes a comprehensive discussion of the student warning requirements. Institutions have 30 days from the date of the issuance of Final D/E rates (on or before Wednesday, February 8, 2017) to begin providing warnings to students for any GE program that is at risk of losing eligibility for Title IV aid based on the program’s next D/E rates.

Under the regulations at 34 CFR 668.403(c)(4), a GE program will lose eligibility if it is a failing program in two out of three consecutive years or if it is a failing or zone program in four consecutive award years.  Therefore, for this first round of D/E rates, warnings are required for any GE program with a failing rate because that program could lose eligibility if it has a failing rate the following year.