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Subject: Gainful Employment: Additional time to comply with certain deadlines

Publication Date: July 5, 2017

Posted Date: July 5, 2017

Subject: Gainful Employment: Additional time to comply with certain deadlines

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 5, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 30975-30976]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2017-14186]



34 CFR Part 668

[Docket ID ED-2017-OPE-0090]

Program Integrity: Gainful Employment

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Announcement of applicable dates; request for comments.


SUMMARY: On January 6 and January 19, 2017, the Department announced 
dates by which institutions subject to the Department's gainful 
employment (GE) regulations must comply with certain provisions of the 
GE regulations relating to the submission of alternate earnings appeals 
and disclosure requirements. On March 6, 2017, the Department announced 
that it was allowing additional time, until July 1, 2017, to comply 
with those provisions. On June 15, 2017, the Department announced its 
intention to negotiate issues related to gainful employment. This 
document announces that the Department allows additional time, until 
July 1, 2018, for institutions to comply with certain disclosure 
requirements in the GE regulations and invites comment on this action. 
The Department also extends the deadline for all programs to file alternate
earnings appeals in light of the Court Order in American Association of 
Cosmetology Schools v. DeVos, Civil Action No. 17-0263, D.D.C.
June 28, 2017 (Court Order). We will issue a Federal Register notice to 
specifically implement the Court Order, including 
establishing new deadlines, and anticipate doing so within 30 days from 
the publication date of this notice. We do not change the July 1, 2017, 
deadline for the requirement to provide a completed disclosure 
template, or a link thereto, on GE program Web pages.

DATES: The Department is allowing additional time--until July 1, 2018--
for institutions to comply with 34 CFR 668.412(d) and (e). We must 
receive your comments on or before August 4, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Filter, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., Room 6W253, Washington, DC 20202. 
Telephone: (202) 453-7249 or by email at:
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 

Last Modified: 07/04/2017