Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement # 120 – Announcement of Applicable 2019 GE Compliance Dates – IFAP
On June 18, 2018, the Department of Education published a Notice in the Federal Register that allowed additional time, until July 1, 2019, for institutions to comply with the requirements of the Gainful Employment (GE) regulations in 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e). In this electronic announcement, we remind institutions that they will soon need to comply with these provisions. Specifically, beginning on July 1, 2019, affected institutions will be required to provide a prospective student or a third party acting on behalf of the prospective student, as a separate document, a copy of the disclosure template before the prospective student signs an enrollment agreement, completes registration, or makes a financial commitment to the institution.
In addition, all promotional materials made available by or on behalf of an institution to prospective students that identify a GE program by name, or otherwise promote the program, must include the disclosure template in a prominent manner. In cases where space or airtime constraints would preclude providing the disclosure template, an institution must include the Web address (URL) of, or the direct link to, the disclosure template. That URL or link must be prominent, readily accessible, clear, conspicuous, and direct.
In complying with these requirements, institutions may provide the disclosure template to the prospective student or third party by hand-delivering the disclosure template to the prospective student or third party individually, as part of a group presentation, or sending the disclosure template to the primary email address used by the institution for communicating with the prospective student or third party about the program.