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Questions and Answers on the Proposed Gainful Employment Rule

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From The Institute for College Access and Success, The United States Student Association, U.S. PIRG, and Campus Progress.

Why is the Obama Administration proposing a definition of gainful employment?

Does the draft gainful employment regulation apply only to for-profit colleges?

Why is a strong gainful employment rule needed now?

Will the proposed gainful employment rule affect student access to college?

Are student loan default and repayment rates just a function of student demographics?

Should the gainful employment measures be "adjusted" for student demographics?

How are loans in forbearance, deferment and Income-Based Repayment treated in the proposed repayment rate measure?

Is the draft regulation retroactive? Does it give colleges time to improve their programs?

Why use actual earnings data to determine student debt burden, rather than data from schools or national averages from the Labor Department?

Angela is the policy and advocacy manager for Campus Progress. She graduated from Western Michigan University.

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