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Save Student Aid! is a campaign led by the Student Aid Alliance, a coalition of higher education organizations united in support of federal student aid programs.

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Medical Schools and Student Aid

Federal Loans | Repayment | NHSC | Title VII Loans | Regulations | Tax Benefits

Looking for help with your student loans? Visit AAMC’s FIRST for Medical Education.

Medical school is expensive and high graduating debt can pose a significant financial burden, especially with the unique repayment challenges of medical residency training. Lowering interest rates on federal student loans can significantly ease this burden. View the AAMC's Medical Education Debt Fact Card.

The AAMC works with the Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions (FASHP) to improve federal loan and repayment programs under the Department of Education and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), such as the Title VII health professions student aid programs and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).

To help ensure medical education remains affordable for students from all backgrounds, AAMC supports a budget-neutral legislative proposal:
Debt in Health Education Loan Programs (Debt HELP) 

News and Updates

Congress Mulls Dreamer Legislation

October 6, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee held an Oct. 3 hearing on “Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA].”

AAMC Files Second Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Travel Ban Cases

September 22, 2017

The AAMC, joined by 30 organizations representing a range of health professional education and practice groups, filed a Sept. 18 amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to maintain lower court injunctions against implementation of the March 2017 Executive Order barring entry of individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen

Health Professions, Higher Education Urge Congress to Pass DACA Legislation

September 15, 2017

The AAMC led more than 70 health professions organizations and joined more than 70 higher education associations in separate letters to Congress urging legislative action on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

AAMC, Higher Education Associations Support DACA and DREAM Act

September 1, 2017

The AAMC joined 36 higher education associations on an Aug. 28 letter to President Trump urging the administration to keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) intact until a permanent solution can be reached. 

AAMC Submits Comments to NIH on Strategies to Enhance Physician Scientist Training through the NIGMS MSTP

August 25, 2017

The AAMC August 8 submitted comments to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in response to a Request for Information on strategies to enhance physician-scientist training through the NIGMS Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP).

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