Skip to Content

Save Student Aid

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.

Visit the Student Aid Alliance External Link

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 (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools.

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).

Are you hoping to use Public Service Loan Forgiveness? Share your story today — every submission helps us make the case for preserving PSLF:

News and Updates

VA Releases Updates to Comprehensive Affiliate Guide to Contracting

March 30, 2018

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Offices of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and Medical Sharing/Affiliate Office (MSO) issued a new “Affiliate Guide to Health-Care Contracting.”

President Signs FY 2018 Omnibus with $3 Billion NIH Increase, Boost for Other Health Programs

March 23, 2018

Through bipartisan votes of 256-167 in the House of Representatives March 22 and 67-30 in the Senate early March 23, lawmakers passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625), the omnibus funding bill that will fund the federal government through fiscal year (FY) 2018, including a $3 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and additional funding for several other health programs.

AAMC Joins Health Professions Organizations on HEA Letter to Senate HELP Committee

March 16, 2018

The AAMC March 13 joined a letter from the health professions education community to senators on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee urging them to support health professions students, and the patients they serve, in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

AAMC Submits Letter to Senate HELP Committee Outlining Higher Education Act Priorities

March 5, 2018

The AAMC Feb. 23 submitted a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) providing input on the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

AAMC Responds to Senate’s Failure to Pass DACA Legislation

February 16, 2018

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch Feb. 15 released a statement stating “It is incredibly disheartening that the Senate failed this week to come to an agreement that would provide a permanent legislative remedy for individuals with [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)] status.

On Government Affairs

Testimony and Correspondence

External Resources