Gainful Employment Reporting Requirements

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s GE Programs.

To qualify for federal aid, the law requires that colleges and training programs prepare students for gainful employment in recognized occupations. The Department of Education would define whether a program successfully prepares students for gainful employment using a two-part test: measuring the relationship between the debt students incur and their incomes after program completion; and measuring the rate at which all enrollees, regardless of completion, repay their loans on time. If a program graduated a large share of students with excessive debt-to-earnings ratios, it would be required to clearly disclose debt burdents to current and prospective students. The program could also become ineligible to participate in federal student aid programs.

Visit the CPCC Gainful Employment page to review a listing of the certificate and diploma programs that Central Piedmont Community College offers that are Title IV eligible but that do not lead to a associate degree and are therefore subject to Gainful Employment Disclosure requirements. CIP to SOC Code matching has been done using the U.S. Department of Labor’s O+NET Website.