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(ANN-11-19) Subject: Live Internet Webinar – Adding a New Gainful Employment Program

Publication Date: September 7, 2011

DCL ID: ANN-11-19

Subject: Live Internet Webinar – Adding a New Gainful Employment Program

Summary: This letter announces the third in a series of webinars presented by Federal Student Aid on the regulatory requirements for institutions that offer educational programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This webinar will describe the notification and approval process for new GE Programs.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the third in a series of webinars designed to provide institutions that participate in the Federal student assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, with information on new regulatory requirements related to Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). This third webinar will provide information related to the notification and approval process for new GE Programs, including when notification is required and when approval is required. The Notice of Intent to Offer an Educational Program, most recently provided in Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #16 – Updated Procedures for Reporting New Educational Programs That Prepare Students for Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation, will also be discussed.

Note: A subsequent webinar in this series will provide updated technical information on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) gainful employment reporting process. Monitor the IFAP Web site for a training announcement about this upcoming webinar.

Federal Student Aid staff will present this webinar in a 90-minute session offered on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. (ET).

Note: There may be a difference between a trainee’s local time and Eastern Time. To determine local time and its Eastern Time zone equivalent, click on this link:

Advance registration is required for this training and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the webinar, click on this link:

Once registered, we will send an e-mail confirmation to the trainee. The trainee should retain this confirmation, as it contains important information, including linking and log in information for the Web site and system test links.

PowerPoint slides will be available for each trainee to download after he or she signs in to the webinar. During the webinar, trainees will be able to ask questions electronically using their computers.

We look forward to your participation in this instructor-led, online training opportunity.

If you have questions about the approval process for GE Programs, you may contact the School Participation Team (SPT) for your state. The telephone number for each SPT can be found at

If you have other questions about the gainful employment requirements, please send an e-mail to


Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 09/06/2011