The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is proposing an inadequate gainful employment framework that resembles its 2014 regulatory efforts and fails to include critical protections to ensure a fair process and use of the best possible data regarding debt-to-earning (D/E) rates.

As the Illinois chapter of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), members are encouraged to join upcoming AACS webinars to learn more and prepare official public comment responses due to DOE by June 20th.


See below for additional resource links:

The Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools will also work to prepare public comment in coordination with AACS and our members this month to push for appropriate protections regarding gainful employment regulations.

Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!!!

***Updated Public Comment Templates Available (June 7, 2023)***

CLICK HERE for the more information and see the AACS “Gainful Employment Public Comment Instructions/Templates”

***Updated Public Comment – IACS Submission (June 20, 2023)***

CLICK HERE for IACS’s public comment highlighting the harmful impact of the proposed rules.