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Comments to Department of Education on Gainful Employment Regulations

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Comments to Department of Education on Gainful Employment Regulations

September 13, 2018

ACE and 21 other higher education groups sent comments Sept. 13 to the Department of Education (ED) regarding the department's proposal to rescind existing gainful employment regulations. 

The comments advise ED to revise rather than eliminate the existing rule. The associations write that the rule, while not perfect, addressed a serious problem and was targeted where the abuse occurred and where the department had clear statutory authority to act. They are particularly concerned that ED is proposing to rescind the existing rule prior to developing a viable alternative, as this will leave a meaningful gap that could hurt students. 

In addition to ACE, the following organizations signed the letter:

  • ACPA - College Student Educators International
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of University Professors
  • APPA, Leadership in Educational Facilities
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • UPCEA​


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