Posted Date: May 15, 2012

Author:  Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #36 - Reminder to Sign-Up to Receive GE Notification Package

In Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #33, posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site on March 21, 2012, we provided important information regarding the upcoming release of the Gainful Employment (GE) Informational Rates and how to sign-up for the GE notification package. We are extending the deadline to sign-up to receive this information. To receive the GE notification package via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG), institutions must sign-up on the SAIG Enrollment Web site by May 25, 2012.

Institutions that do not sign-up to receive their GE notification package will not receive an automatic push of the GE rate letters for the Debt Measures and the Medians for Disclosures or the detail back-up data for each calculation. As a result, these institutions will not have access to the additional descriptive information about their rates that will be provided in the GE rate letters.

Additionally, as we have recently explained in multiple communications, we are in the process of implementing an upgrade to all components of the SAIG, including the requirement that TDClient and EDconnect users perform a software upgrade by May 27, 2012. Failure to upgrade to EDconnect 8.1 or TDClient 3.2 prior to the release of the GE notification packages will result in an institution being unable to retrieve this important GE information from the institution's SAIG Mailbox.

Therefore, it is critical that all institutions adhere to these important deadlines:

Contact Information

If you have questions about NSLDS, contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center at 800/999-8219. You can also contact Customer Support by e-mail at nslds@ed.gov.

If you have questions about the SAIG, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

The Gainful Employment Information Page on the IFAP Web site contains publications and resources on gainful employment as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

   

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