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(General) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #23 - Gainful Employment Reporting Functionality Now Available on NSLDS

Posted Date:September 26, 2011

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

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #23 - Gainful Employment Reporting Functionality Now Available on NSLDS

We are pleased to announce that online reporting functionality for gainful employment is now 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 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 to the U.S. Department of Education (the Department).

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

As a reminder, while the regulations provide that the deadline for institutions to report GE Program information is October 1, 2011, the Department will continue to accept information through November 15, 2011. This means that institutions have until November 15, 2011 to meet the GE Program reporting requirements without any adverse action taken by the Department.

Contact Information

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

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

Last Modified: 09/25/2011