The gainful employment (GE) disclosure template has been released by the Department of Education (ED), and schools must, no later than January 31, 2014, use the output document produced from the GE Disclosure Template to meet the currently effective GE disclosure regulatory requirements, according to ED’s electronic announcement.
As ED announced in Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement # 39, on June 30, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) v. Duncan, issued a decision that vacated several of the provisions in the GE regulations that ED published on October 29, 2010 and June 13, 2011. The Court did not vacate the GE disclosure regulations at 34 CFR 668.6(b). Those requirements are still in place.
Until the template was made available, schools could use any format to make the required GE disclosures. Now that ED’s template is available, schools must use it to provide all of the required GE disclosures.
At the FSA conference next week, ED will be offering a session titled “Gainful Employment Disclosures and Template Demonstration.”
Note that the gainful employment negotiated rulemaking that is underway now may make changes to the required GE disclosures, and therefore, ED’s disclosure template. The regulations under negotiation now will not be effective until July 1, 2015, at the earliest.
Publication Date: 11/26/2013