Tag: Gainful Employment

California Senate Appropriations Committee Sends Three Postsecondary Bills for Further Action, Shelves Three Others

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

The California Senate Appropriations Committee returned from recess on August 12 and resumed discussion of the six remaining higher education bills.

California Legislature Takes Summer Break With Key Higher Education Bills Still in Air

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

California higher education bills remain unresolved during summer break. The seven original bills passed the Assembly, but have undergone amendments in the Senate. Read our summary of the trajectory of the bills over the past few months as we await the Legislature to reconvene on August 12.

After Nearly a Decade of Uncertainty, Gainful Employment Rule Is Gone

Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education released a final rule that rescinds the entirety of the Obama-era Gainful Employment Rule.

Department Confirms July 1 for New GE Disclosures + Delivery Process

Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education confirmed that covered institutions must meet the new Gainful Employment disclosure requirements as of July 1. The pending new GE rule and its implementation remain uncertain.

Recent Developments in State Authorization

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

Washington State, Oregon and New York have joined California in considering state legislation to fill perceived gaps in enforcement of federal regulations by the Department of Education.

A Busy Week for the Gainful Employment Rule

Jonathon Glass, Kate Lee Carey and Alyssa Saunders

The Department of Education continues to take steps to implement certain aspects of the current GE Rule that may lead it to publish a second set of GE Rates, while also arguing in court that it has acted properly in delaying certain other requirements.

Is a Kinder, Gentler Gainful Employment Reg in the Works While ED Announces Steps to Publish New Rates?

Jonathon Glass and Kate Lee Carey

Keeping up with the GE Rule has been a full time job in recent months, including new Department of Education actions to prepare a second set of GE rates, negotiated rulemaking to write a new rule, a lawsuit against the department for not implementing the current rule and proposed legislation in Congress.

Department of Education Defends Its Actions in GE Rule Lawsuit

Nancy Anderson, Jonathon Glass and Kate Lee Carey

The debate over the current and future Gainful Employment Rule continues in all three branches of the federal government.

Another New Gainful Employment Disclosure Template, With Some Unexpected Changes

Jonathon Glass and Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education announces changes to the Gainful Employment Disclosure Template. In its Electronic Announcement, ED set April 6, 2018 as the new deadline for covered institutions to update and publish the 2018 version of the GE Disclosure Template.

Department of Education Extends Deadline for Gainful Employment Earnings Appeals

Jonathon Glass and Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education issued a notice on August 18 that extends the deadline for all institutions to file alternate earnings appeals that challenge the debt-to-earnings rates issued for their GE programs in January 2017.

New ED Audit Guide Now Requires Extensive Gainful Employment Compliance Testing

Kate Lee Carey, Jonathon Glass and Joseph Mensah

Gainful Employment data reporting is the topic for the third post in our Audit Guide series. For the first time ED is requiring that independent audit firms conduct extensive testing relating to Gainful Employment data reporting and mandated disclosures as part of their annual Title IV compliance audits.

Department Holds Hearings and Comment Period on Neg Reg Agenda

Vince Sampson and Nancy Anderson

The Department of Education holds hearing to hear comments regarding the agenda for the upcoming negotiated rulemaking.