Government Affairs

US Department of Education Delays Gainful Employment Rule to 2018

June 30, 2017

On the eve of the proposed date of implementation, the US Department of Education has delayed the Gainful Employment regulations until July 1, 2018, stating this is part of a fulfillment on their promise of reducing burdensome regulation. A federal register notice was issued announcing the delay. This delay will allow for institutions to have more time to comply with disclosure requirements originally due on July 1, 2017, regarding the distribution of gainful employment data to students and in promotional materials. In part, the notice cited a pending court case against cosmetology school as a reason why it will allow schools to file alternate earnings appeals into 2018. More details are expected in the coming month. Secretary Betsy DeVos has signalled recently that she hopes to see the Gainful Employment rule retooled through a negotiated rulemaking process.


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 Scott Weimer, Virgina Tech, Chair
Jennifer Blum, Laureate Education
Dave Cillay, Washington State University
Bea Gonzalez, Syracuse University
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming
Jim Shaeffer, Old Dominion University