Posted Date: May 26, 2016

Author:  Robin Minor, Chief Compliance Officer, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #77 - Fulfilling GE Certification Requirements when Updating the E-App

This Electronic Announcement clarifies an institution’s continuing obligation to certify their GE Programs under the Gainful Employment (GE) Certification regulations at 34 CFR 668.414.

When providing updated GE Program information to the Department, institutions must provide a new GE Certification to cover the updated list of GE Programs.  Updates that require a new certification include establishing or re-establishing the eligibility of a program, or changing the name, CIP code, or credential level of a currently-approved GE Program.

There are two ways that institutions may submit a new certification when updating their Electronic Application for Approval to Participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs (E-App).  The first is to copy and paste the language from the sample certification that is provided as an attachment to this announcement into Question 69 on the E-App.  Alternatively, institutions may instead submit a signed copy of the attached sample certification to their School Participation Team when submitting the signature page for their updated E-App.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the information in this announcement or the attached sample certification, please contact the Federal Student Aid School Participation Team for your state. Please see the E-App home page for the phone number of your School Participation Team. You may also send an e-mail


Sample GE Certification in Word Format, 21KB, 1 Page


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