Program Integrity Rules

In 2010, the Department of Education adopted a new set of rules with major implications for colleges and universities. The new program integrity rules primarily focus on Title IV of the Higher Education Act and establish new compliance requirements for administrators to follow. Of the 14 topic areas in which changes were instituted, five topics of significant concern are changes to guidelines regarding credit hours, gainful employment, incentive compensation, misrepresentation and state authorization.

Lock = Available only to members of the contributing organization.

Statutes

Regulations

Resource Pages

Publications

National Student Loan Data System, Gainful Employment User Guide

Summary of 2014 Gainful Employment Regulation Proposed by The U.S. Department of Education
ACE

What Are Colleges Doing (or Not Doing) about State Authorization? A Survey Conducted by UPCEA, WICHE, and M-SARA
and M-SARA, UPCEA, WICHE

Summary of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's Ruling on APSCU v. Duncan
2011, ACE

Summary of U.S. Department of Education Regulations for Gainful Employment Programs
2011, ACE

Gainful Employment Q & A
2011, ACE

Navigating the Regulatory Highway: A Practical Guide to Interpreting, Implementing and Complying with DOE's Program Integrity Rules
2011, Jay Urwitz, Laura Warren, Laurence Pendleton, NACUA, Robert Roach, Terry Hartle

NACUANOTE: U.S. Department of Education Program Integrity Rules - Part I: State Authorization, Incentive Payments, and Misrepresentation
2011, Elizabeth Meers, NACUA, Stephanie Gold

NACUANOTE: U.S. Department of Education Program Integrity Rules - Part II: Defining the Credit Hour, and Disclosure and Reporting Obligations
2011, Elizabeth Meers, NACUA, Stephanie Gold

NACUANOTE: U.S. Department of Education Program Integrity Rules - Part III: Gainful Employment Programs - Definition, Disclosure, Reporting, New Programs, Metrics, and Sanctions
2011, Elizabeth Meers, NACUA, Stephanie Gold

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Operations Manual
May 14 2012, U.S. Dept. of Education

Extension Requests Again Available for State Authorization Regs: NAICU Washington Update
Jul 1 2013, NAICU

Recent State Authorization Rule Issues
Gregory Ferenbach, June 2013, NACUA