PHENOM joins 26 other organizations in a letter to Congress in support of the gainful employment and program integrity rules.

Here’s an excerpt of the coalition letter:

We urge you to oppose riders that would impose restrictions on the Department’s ability to draft or enforce regulations on:

 Providing a definition of a credit hour for federal financial aid purposes to protect against manipulation of course length by sub-par institutions to maximize the receipt of Pell grants and student loans.

 Ensuring a state role in the oversight of institutions operating in their state.

 Maintaining a ban on incentive compensation for admission and financial aid officers, which helps protect against high-pressure sales tactics employed by unscrupulous institutions.

 Enforcing the statutory requirement that all career education programs receiving federal aid prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

Check out the full letter here.