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(General) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #15 - Gainful Employment Reporting Dates

Posted Date:August 2, 2011

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

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #15 - Gainful Employment Reporting Dates

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). The regulations provide that the Secretary establishes the deadline dates for the reporting by institutions of GE Program information.

Today, August 2, 2011, we published a Federal Register notice announcing that November 15, 2011 is the deadline date for the reporting of GE Program information for students who were enrolled during the 2010-2011 award year.

While the regulations provide that the deadline for institutions to report GE Program information for the 2006-2007 through 2009-2010 award years is October 1, 2011, the August 2 Federal Register notice provides that the Department will continue to accept information from these earlier award years through November 15, 2011, the same date as the reporting date for the 2010-2011 award year.

We believe that the reporting flexibility provided in the notice will assist institutions as they prepare for this first round of GE Program reporting.

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Last Modified: 08/01/2011