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Judge Refuses to Restore Vacated Provisions of ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

The provisions of the rule that Judge Contreras invalidated last summer include three “debt measures” the department wants to use in determining whether programs are in fact preparing their students for gainful employment. Those measures would examine the income earned and debt repaid by students after leaving the programs, and would require institutions to meet at least one of three benchmarks in order to remain eligible to receive federal student aid.