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Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Gainful Employment

Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Posted Date: August 15, 2018

Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Gainful Employment

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 14, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 40167-40183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2018-17531]



34 CFR Parts 600 and 668

[Docket ID ED-2018-OPE-0042]
RIN 1840-AD31

Program Integrity: Gainful Employment

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.


SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to rescind the gainful employment (GE) 
regulations, which added to the Student Assistance General Provisions

[[Page 40168]]

requirements for programs that prepare students for gainful employment 
in a recognized occupation. The Department plans to update the College 
Scorecard, or a similar web-based tool, to provide program-level 
outcomes for all higher education programs, at all institutions that 
participate in the programs authorized by title IV of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, which would improve transparency and inform 
student enrollment decisions through a market-based accountability 

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before September 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not 
accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after 
the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, 
please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the 
Docket ID at the top of your comments.

     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to to 
submit your comments electronically. Information on using, including instructions for accessing agency documents, 
submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site 
under "Help."

     Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: The 
Department strongly encourages commenters to submit their comments 
electronically. However, if you mail or deliver your comments about the 
proposed regulations, address them to Ashley Higgins, U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Mail Stop 294-20, Washington, DC 

    Privacy Note: The Department's policy is to make all comments 
received from members of the public available for public viewing in 
their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Therefore, commenters should be careful to 
include in their comments only information that they wish to make 
publicly available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Filter, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Room 290-42, Washington, DC 20024. 
Telephone: (202) 453-7249. Email:
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

Last Modified: 08/14/2018