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U.S. Department of Education Announces Changes to College Scorecard, Plans for Future Expansion

In late May the U.S. Department of Education (the “Department”) announced several changes to its College Scorecard, a tool that is intended to help students and their families make informed decisions about post-secondary enrollment.  Then, on July – in a final rule in which the Department announced that it would rescind its “gainful employment” regulations

U.S. Department of Education Further Delays Gainful Employment Disclosures

On June 18 the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it intends to allow institutions additional time—until July 1, 2019—to comply with certain disclosure requirements of ED’s “gainful employment” (GE) regulations.  ED will accept comments on the proposed delay until July 18.  As ED is engaged in a rulemaking process to develop proposed regulations

U.S. Department of Education Delays Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations, Announces New Negotiated Rulemaking Committees

On June 14, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) announced its plan to convene negotiated rulemaking committees to consider revisions to two major sets of regulations that were developed by the Obama Administration.  ED also announced that it would delay indefinitely the implementation of one of those sets of regulations—which was scheduled to take effect

Court of Appeals Rejects Challenge to Gainful Employment Rule

On March 8, a the three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision rejecting a challenge to the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment” regulations. The regulations, which took effect July 1, 2015 (with the exception of certain disclosure requirements that will take effect

U.S. Department of Education releases Gainful Employment Disclosure Template – Use required by January 31

On November 22, 2013 the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) released a Gainful Employment Disclosure Template (“GEDT”). ED regulations require institutions to use the GEDT to provide all required gainful employment disclosures. No later than January 31, 2014 institutions must use the output document that the GEDT generates to meet gainful employment disclosure requirements.

U.S. Department of Education Offers Additional Guidance on Gainful Employment Disclosure Requirements

On June 30, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision that vacated several of the provisions of the Gainful Employment (“GE”) regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) in 2010 and 2011.  In its decision in Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities v. Duncan, the court left