NACAC Argues Against Rescinding Gainful Employment Regulations

Michael Rose

Arlington, VA (Sept.13, 2018) — The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) submitted comments to the US Department of Education this week opposing its decision to rescind the gainful employment regulations. NACAC argued that these regulations were developed to ensure that our nation’s tax dollars are effectively used to help students obtain a quality education and the decision to rescind them will hurt students and taxpayers.

The gainful employment regulations were put in place to ensure that colleges training students for careers provided an adequate education, and to prevent unscrupulous colleges that subject students to high-pressure recruitment tactics from leaving students with unpayable debts, academic credits that would not transfer, worthless certificates or degrees, and few (if any) improved employment prospects.

The full comments are on the association’s website.  


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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