Posted Date: October 25, 2011

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

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #27 - Reminder of Gainful Employment Reporting Date of November 15, 2011

We would like to remind the community of the upcoming reporting date for gainful employment information. As noted in Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #15, institutions have until November 15, 2011 to meet the GE Program reporting requirements without any adverse action taken by the Department.

If your institution has not yet submitted gainful employment data, we encourage you to report the required information as soon as possible, to ensure there is adequate time to complete any necessary corrections in advance of November 15, 2011.

Online reporting functionality for gainful employment is available on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), including the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. Detailed information about the use of NSLDS for reporting gainful employment data, including how to enroll for online access, is provided in the NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide, available on the NSLDS User Documentation page of the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, as well as from the "Resources" section of the Gainful Employment Information Page. Institutions should use information in the guide, most recently updated on September 22, 2011, to submit required gainful employment information. 

In addition, institutions should refer to NSLDS Newsletter #34 for supplemental information about the NSLDS gainful employment reporting process. The newsletter discusses the reporting functionalities on NSLDS and provides helpful tips on gainful employment reporting using the various reporting options, including the NSLDS GE Submittal Template.

Contact Information

We appreciate the community's efforts to ensure this important reporting requirement is met by November 15, 2011.

If you have questions about using NSLDS to report gainful employment information, contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center at 800/999-8219.  You can also contact Customer Support by e-mail at nslds@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). Policy questions that have not already been addressed in the FAQ section of the Gainful Employment Information Page may be submitted to ge-questions@ed.gov.

   

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