Posted Date: July 21, 2016

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

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #84 - Reminder: Confirming Final Submission of GE Completers List Corrections by July 28, 2016

As we have stated in multiple recent communications, the final day for institutions to submit corrections to their Draft Gainful Employment (GE) Completers Lists using the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Professional Access Web site is Thursday, July 28, 2016. The GE Completers List corrections submission process will be available until 11:59 P.M. (ET) on July 28, 2016. After this time, the corrections submission process will no longer be available. If an institution has not yet reviewed the information on its Draft GE Completers List and has not yet submitted necessary corrections to the data, the institution should take immediate action to meet the July 28, 2016 deadline.

Note: If the institution has reviewed its Draft GE Completers List and determined that no corrections are necessary, no institutional action is required.

Confirming Final Submission of Completers List Corrections

It is important to note that all Draft GE Completers List corrections must be submitted and confirmed on the NSLDS Professional Access Web site by 11:59 P.M. (ET) on July 28, 2016 in order to be considered by the Department. For all corrections, both the “Submit” and “Confirm” buttons must be clicked, to complete the corrections submission process; otherwise, the corrections will be lost.

To ensure all corrections are submitted to the Department properly, follow these steps:

  1. Access the Submit Draft Gainful Employment Completers List page on the GE tab of the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. Each GE Program with at least one record that the institution has requested to have corrected will appear in a list on this page. Additionally, if an institution has added new GE student records to a GE Program, that program will also appear in this list.

  2. When the institution is ready to submit the corrections for each program to the Department, select the checkbox next to the program(s) and click the Submit button.

  3. Once the corrections have been submitted, the following message will appear: “Once you Confirm, additional changes cannot be made to the program(s) selected.”

  4. To complete the final submission to the Department, click Confirm

Detailed instructions for submitting Draft GE Completers List corrections can be found in Chapter 6 of the June 2016 update to the NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the NSLDS corrections submission functionality, contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center at 800/999-8219. You can also contact Customer Support by e-mail at

The Gainful Employment Information Page on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site contains publications and resources on GE as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have a policy question about the GE Regulations that has not already been addressed in the FAQ section of the Gainful Employment Information Page, please submit the question to


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