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Gainful Employment Information 2014/2015/2016


Gainful Employment Information 2014

Gainful Employment Final Regulations were published October 31, 2014. This page provides the most updated information pertaining to requirements for Title IV eligible educational programs that are required to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs).

The disclosure requirements in the GE regulations that were published on October 31, 2014 do not take effect until January 1, 2017. Until then, institutions must continue to comply with the current disclosure requirements by updating their disclosures each year in accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), using the Department’s GE Disclosure Template. All other provisions of the GE regulations published on October 31, 2014 became effective on July 1, 2015.


Provides published regulations and Federal Register Notices pertaining to Gainful Employment Programs.


Provides the Department’s guidance on Gainful Employment in Dear Colleague Letters and Electronic Announcements.


The answers to these Frequently Asked Questions provide information and operational guidance on the requirements of the gainful employment regulations.

You may use the categories below to narrow your search for relevant FAQs. Note that these FAQs will be updated periodically and will indicate the date of an update. New or updated entries will be marked NEW and appear in red font. If your question is not addressed below, please submit it to the GE Questions mailbox at GE Questions mailbox at GE-Questions@ed.gov and include the name of the institution.


Provides upcoming training opportunities and links to previously held webinars and other training.

Provides links to resources with valuable information on gainful employment.


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