Gainful Employment Disclosure Definitions/Glossary


Identification number used by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) so that its students are eligible to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV regulations. This is a 6-digit number followed by a 2-digit suffix used to identify branches, additional locations, and other entities that are part of the eligible institution.

Metropolitan Learning Institute’s OPE ID:
0362302 Metropolitan Learning Institute – Rego Park Main Campus 97-77 Queens Blvd. 9th Floor Rego Park NY, 11374 Queens
03652303 Metropolitan Learning Institute – Jackson Heights Extension Campus 82-11 37th Avenue 8th Flr. Jackson Heights NY, 11372 Queens
03652306 Metropolitan Learning Institute – Brooklyn Extension Campus 550 59th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220 Kings

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is a taxonomic coding scheme for postsecondary instructional programs/fields of study that facilitates the organization, collection, and reporting of program data. The CIP was developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and is the accepted federal government statistical standard on instructional program classifications and is used in a variety of education information surveys and databases.

Metropolitan Learning Institute’s CIP:
Institution’s Program Name CIP Code Date Approved # of Weeks Clock Hours Credit Hours
Medical Administrative Assistant 51.07116 02/11/2011 60 1500
Computer Office Technology/Bookkeeping with ESL 52.0302 09/18/2006 60 1500
Accounting Assistant 52.0302 01/26/2009 60 1500
Computer Office Technology with Medical Billing and ESL 52.0404 09/18/2006 60 1500
Program Level

Will be covered in “GE3”

Contact Hour

A unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students.

Credit Hour

A unit of measure representing the equivalent of an hour (50 minutes) of instruction per week over the entire term.

Tuition and Required Fees for Entire Program

The amount of tuition and required fees charged to a student for the entire program. Required fees are the fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large proportion of all students that the student who does not pay the charge is an exception. Institutions that do not charge by program, for example a 2-year program whose tuition rates change from one year to the next, would be required to calculate the total tuition and fees for the entire length of the program.

Normal Time

The amount of time necessary for a student to complete all requirements for a degree or certificate according to the institution’s catalog. This is typically 4 years (8 semesters or trimesters, or 12 quarters, excluding summer terms) for a bachelor’s degree in a standard term-based institution; 2 years (4 semesters or trimesters, or 6 quarters, excluding summer terms) for an associate’s degree in a standard term-based institution; and the various scheduled times for certificate programs.

Books and Supplies for Entire Program

The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for the entire program. If this information is not available by program, use your institutional estimate.

Annual Room and Board Charges

The annual charges assessed students for an academic year of rooming accommodations (for a typical student sharing a room with one other student) and meals.

Sec. 668.43(a)

This refers to Title 34 (Education) of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 668.43 (Institutional information). Visit the IFAP (Information for Financial Aid Professionals) website for more information on regulations related to the administration and processing of Title IV federal student aid:

Program Completion:

When a student completes all program requirements and receives a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award. In order to be considered a completion, the degree/award must actually be conferred.

Federal Student Loans:

Includes all Title IV student loans, such as Stafford (subsidized and unsubsidized) and Perkins loans. This does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.

Private Loans:

A loan provided by a private educational lender that is not a title IV loan and that is issued expressly for postsecondary education expenses to a borrower, regardless of whether the loan is provided through the educational institution that the student attends or directly to the borrower from the private educational lender.

Institutional Financing Plans:

An institutional financing plan is the extension of credit to a student for educational costs that will be paid by the student (or on the student’s behalf) after the program of study has ended. The amount and frequency of the installment payments and whether they include a fee or interest are specified in the written plan.