Posted Date: March 15, 2012

Author:  Jeff Baker, Director, Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #32 - Reporting Deadline for 2011-2012 Award Year Gainful Employment Information

The regulations at 34 CFR 668.6(a) require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). The regulations provide that the Secretary establishes the deadline dates for reporting GE Program information from the most recently completed award year.

Today, March 15, 2012, we published a Federal Register notice announcing that October 15, 2012 is the deadline date for the reporting of GE Program information for students who were enrolled during the 2011-2012 award year – between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Note that this date is a month earlier than the deadline date for 2010-2011 award year reporting.

Information about reporting for the 2011-2012 award year will be provided in the next several weeks.

If you have questions, please send an e-mail to


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