Posted Date: March 25, 2014

Author:  Lynn Mahaffie, Senior Director, Policy Coordination, Development and Accreditation Service, Office of Postsecondary Education

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #48 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Gainful Employment

On March 14, 2014, the Department released a pre-publication copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to establish measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

Today, March 25, 2014, the NPRM on Gainful Employment was published in the Federal Register [79 FR 16426]. Comments on the proposed regulations may be submitted through Comments must be received no later than May 27, 2014. We have attached a pdf copy of today’s NPRM to this announcement.

For additional information on the Gainful Employment rulemaking effort, please see the OPE website at:


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