FACTS Newsroom Article:

ANN-12-03: Live Internet Webinar - Calculation of Gainful Employment Debt Measures and Implications for Institutions

Publication Date: February 8, 2012
DCL ID: ANN-12-03

Subject: Live Internet Webinar - Calculation of Gainful Employment Debt Measures and Implications for Institutions

Summary: This letter announces an instructor-led, online training session that provides information on how the Department calculates the gainful employment debt measures and the resulting implications for institutions.

Dear Colleague:
We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. (ET) we will be presenting the sixth in a series of webinars designed to provide institutions that participate in the Federal student assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, with information on the regulatory requirements related to Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). This webinar will provide information on how the Department of Education (the Department) will calculate the gainful employment debt measures. Both the repayment rate and the debt-to-earnings ratios will be discussed. The webinar will also include a discussion of the implications for an institution when the calculation of the debt measures results in the GE Program being designated as a failing program or as an ineligible program.

Department of Education staff will present this webinar in a 90-minute session on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. (ET). Note: There may be a difference between a trainee’s local time and Eastern Time. To determine local time and its Eastern Time zone equivalent, click on this link: http://www.time.gov/

Advance registration is required for this training and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To allow for as many participants as possible, we strongly encourage groups to view the webinar from a single location if accommodations allow. If viewing as a group, only one person from the group needs to register.

To register for the webinar, click HERE:
Once registered, we will send an e-mail confirmation to the trainee. The trainee should retain this confirmation, as it contains important information, including linking and log in information for the website, system test links, and cancellation information. If unable to attend, we request that the trainee cancel his or her registration so that individuals who wish to attend may do so. PowerPoint slides will be available for each trainee to download after he or she signs in to the webinar. During the webinar, trainees will be able to ask questions electronically using their computers. We look forward to your participation in this instructor-led, online training opportunity.

The Gainful Employment Information Page on the IFAP website contains publications and resources on gainful employment as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Policy questions that have not already been addressed in the FAQ section of the Gainful Employment Information Page may be submitted to ge-questions@ed.gov.