Schools Urged to Sign Up for Gainful Employment Completers List

By Joan Berkes, Policy & Federal Relations Staff

As NASFAA explained in a recent article, the next step in the gainful employment saga is production of the list of students whose debt and earnings information will be used to calculate program eligibility metrics (“completer list”). Institutions will have only 45 calendar days following release to examine their lists for accuracy and completeness, regardless of holidays.

Institutions must sign up for the Batch Gainful Employment Notification Package at the SAIG Enrollment Web site,, to receive the GE Completers List through SAIG. Institutions that are not signed up for the batch package cannot receive the list through SAIG, but can request the GE Completers List Report on the NSLDSFAP Web site. The 45-day review period, however, is triggered by the release of the lists, not the date the institution requests it.

The Department of Education expressed concern at the FSA Conference today that less than 1,000 schools have signed up to receive the completer list, even though over 5,000 schools have academic programs that are subject to the metrics.

ED conducted two webinars on interpreting and challenging the completer list, recordings of which are now available according to electronic announcement ANN-15-17.


Publication Date: 12/2/2015

Helen C | 12/3/2015 10:24:20 AM

I'm I the only one concerned that not only is this during the holidays but also at the start of term and while we complete our GE program completion numbers for the other part of Gainful Employment to post to our web pages?

Kathie A | 12/2/2015 10:9:01 AM

Thank you for the heads up. I had no knowledge of this requirement and as of today, we are compliant!

Kathie Aswegan
Allen College

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