GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT REPORTING TIPS

Pam Eliadis, Federal Student Aid’s Director of System Operations and Aid Delivery Management offered these tip to help schools report accurate information.

·         Report only students who received Title IV aid to attend your GE Programs.

·         Title IV loan debt, including Perkins loan debt, is not private loan debt and is not institutional debt. When calculating GE rates, the Department will include Title IV debt obtained from NSLDS. If an institution reports Title IV loan debt as part of private or institutional debt, the Title IV loan debt will be double-counted.

·         Institutions must carefully review their GE data during the reporting process to ensure that it is correct. Note that institutions are not limited to award year 2016-2017 for correcting errors – any errors in GE data previously reported must be corrected promptly after the errors are discovered.

·         GE Program Tracking functionality will remain unavailable for this upcoming reporting cycle. Institutions should review disbursement records sent to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System, enrollment records sent to NSLDS, and the GE programs listed on their Program Participation Agreement (PPA) to ensure that they are reporting for all Title IV students enrolled in all GE programs by October 1, 2017.

DEADLINE FOR 2016-2017 GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

October 1st, is the deadline for institutions to report GE Program Information for the recently ended 2016-2017 award year. Since October 1 falls on a Sunday this year FSA is encouraging institutions to submit their GE reporting ahead of time.

 All of 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).

UPCOMING OCTOBER 1st DEADLINE FOR 2015-2016 GE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Gainful employment reporting has been a full-time job for Institutions of Higher Education subject to the GE regulations and yet another GE deadline is approaching, but you probably already know. October 1st, is the deadline for institutions to report GE Program Information for the recently ended 2015-2016 award year. Institutions may 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). http://bit.ly/2bJIFKO