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Gainful Employment Consumer Information and Disclosure

 Federal regulations require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s GE Programs.

Effective July 1, 2011, The U.S. Department of Education’s regulations require disclosure of certain program information to current and prospective students.   Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”  Public institutions such as Bergen Community College are required to report this information for all undergraduate and graduate programs that are eligible for Federal financial aid which lead to certificates. 

Degree programs are not considered gainful employment programs.

Gainful employment regulations require disclosure of the following information for “gainful employment” programs:

1. Information on occupations that the program of study prepares students for;
2. Program costs (i.e.: tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.);
3. Median Federal and private loan debt of recent graduates;
4. Completion rate of recent graduates;
5. Job placement rate of recent graduates. 

 For more information regarding your program of interest specific to Bergen Community College, please follow the hyperlink/click on the GE program to the left of this page.