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Repeal of regulations streamlines support for students

On June 28, Department of Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, released an electronic announcement about the repeal of gainful employment regulations for higher education institutions starting July 1, 2020. The repeal creates an opportunity for institutions to do an “early implementation” of the regulations. Based on the flexibility provided and the administrative burden it places on institutions, Student Financial Support Services and college stakeholders along with support from the cabinet are moving forward with the process.

Early implementation means that the college, under Title IV regulations, will no longer be required to:

  1. Report GE data for the 2018-2019 award year to NSLDS, which is due Tuesday, Oct. 1.
  2. Comply with the current requirements in 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e) that require institutions to include the disclosure template, or a link thereto, in their GE program promotional materials and directly distribute the disclosure template to prospective students, which was required starting Monday, July 1.
  3. Post the GE Disclosure Template and may remove the template and any other GE disclosures that are required under 34 CFR 668.412 from their web pages.
  4. Comply with the certification requirements for GE programs under 34 CFR 668.414.


The College has started the process in removing disclosures from the appropriate areas and updating processes that involved the GE regulations and processes. Early implementation helps minimize confusion about program information and quickens how Madison College provides academic opportunities and financial support to students.

Contact Dr. Keyimani Alford, Director of Student Financial Support Services, with questions at 608.246.6320.

Published August 26, 2019. Updated August 28, 2019.