Publication Date: November 3, 2016

DCL ID:  ANN-16-17

Subject: Webinar Recording - Gainful Employment: Submitting Draft GE Debt-to-Earnings (D/E) Challenges

Summary: This letter announces the availability of the recording of the "Submitting Draft GE Debt-to-Earnings (D/E) Challenges" webinar, one of two October 2016 webinars offered by Federal Student Aid about the draft Gainful Employment (GE) Debt-to-Earnings (D/E) rates.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the availability of the recorded version of the Submitting Draft GE Debt-to-Earnings (D/E) Challenges webinar. This webinar discussed the process for institutions to submit a challenge to the data that the Department used to calculate the draft GE D/E rates. We described how to submit challenges on the NSLDS Professional Access website and reviewed the types of supporting documentation that institutions must provide to the Department when submitting challenges.

Federal Student Aid staff presented this webinar on October 20 and again on October 27, 2016. While the presentation for both sessions was the same, the questions received from participants were different; therefore, we are providing the recording and transcript for both sessions.

No registration is required to view the recorded training sessions.

To view the October 20, 2016 session, including the presentation slides and transcript, click on this link:

To view the October 27, 2016 session, including the presentation slides and transcript, click on this link:

Note: The recording and training materials for the “Reading Your Draft GE Debt-to-Earnings (D/E) Rates Files” webinar are also available on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website. Refer to Dear Colleague Letter ANN-16-16 for more information.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of our training efforts.

If you have questions about using the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center at 800/999-8219. You can also contact Customer Support by email at

Complete information on the GE Program requirements is available on the Gainful Employment Information page on the IFAP website.


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