Posted Date: May 12, 2011

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

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #1 - Posting of Electronic Announcements Related to Gainful Employment Programs

On October 29, 2010, we published final regulations in the Federal Register, that included new requirements for institutions that offer Title IV student aid to students enrolled in educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).  Dear Colleague Letter GEN-11-10 dated April 20, 2011, provided institutions with guidance on the new gainful employment regulatory requirements.

To support our efforts to ensure that all institutions that participate in the Title IV student assistance programs have easy access to the most current information on the new gainful employment regulatory requirements and the Department’s implementation plans, we have established on our Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website a special Gainful Employment Information Page where we will post communications and other information related to the gainful employment requirements.   

The Gainful Employment Information Page will include, in addition to links to the regulations and to other resources, a section for Dear Colleague Letters and Electronic Announcements, of which this is Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #1, and a listing of Frequently Asked Questions with Answers.

The Gainful Employment Information Page can be accessed either by clicking on the words ”Information Page” in the Gainful Employment box on the right hand side of the IFAP home page or by going directly to  

We hope this special information page is useful and provides easy accessibility to important gainful employment information.


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