Who Supports the Gainful Employment Regulation?
Despite multiple federal court rulings upholding the gainful employment regulation finalized in 2014, the for-profit college industry continues to seek its repeal. The coalition and others have strongly opposed efforts to repeal or delay this common-sense regulation.
Courts Uphold Gainful Employment Rule
When the for-profit college industry filed lawsuits in 2014, coalition members submitted amicus briefs in support of the rule at both the district court level and the appellate court level. The district courts upheld the regulation in its entirety and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit court unanimously affirmed the district court ruling.
Comments on the Department of Education’s proposed gainful employment regulation were due on May 27, 2014. Many organizations and elected officials submitted comments for a strong rule. Links to comments from elected officials and select organizations are below
In May and early June 2013, the Department of Education held four public hearings to accept input on topics to consider in upcoming negotiated rulemaking sessions, and it also accepted written comments. For information on who spoke at the hearings and submitted written comments, please go here.