Gainful Employment

What Is Gainful Employment?

Gainful Employment provisions were enacted to ensure that students receiving federal student aid in applicable programs could learn about how those programs will lead to what the regulations define as Gainful Employment. These regulations are part of a larger initiative to ensure the integrity of the federal student financial aid programs. The Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education provides detailed information.

On June 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education received a court ruling in a legal challenge that affected the implementation of the Gainful Employment (GE) regulations. On March 19, 2013, the court issued a decision that denied a request from the department to reinstate certain GE provisions, including the reporting requirements. That decision does not affect the GE disclosure requirements for institutions.

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Federal Student Financial Aid (Title IV of the Higher Education Act) eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (called GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs. Such information is provided below for all PTTI applicable programs of study.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

The pdf documents below provide Gainful Employment disclosure information by certificate program.