Gainful Employment Information 2014-2017


Gainful Employment Final Regulations were published October 31, 2014. This page provides the most updated information pertaining to requirements for Title IV eligible educational programs that are required to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs).

Federal Register Notices including Regulations

Provides published regulations and Federal Register Notices pertaining to Gainful Employment Programs.


Dear Colleague Letters and Electronic Announcements

Provides the Department’s guidance on Gainful Employment in Dear Colleague Letters and Electronic Announcements.


Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to these Frequently Asked Questions provide information and operational guidance on the requirements of the gainful employment regulations.

You may use the categories below to narrow your search for relevant FAQs. Note that these FAQs will be updated periodically and will indicate the date of an update. New or updated entries will be marked NEW and appear in red font. If your question is not addressed below, please submit it to the GE Questions mailbox at GE Questions mailbox at and include the name of the institution.


Webinars and Presentations

Provides upcoming training opportunities and links to previously held webinars and other training.



Provides links to resources with valuable information on gainful employment.