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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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Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST)

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FIRST helps medical school borrowers expand their financial literacy, make smart decisions about student loans, and manage their student debt wisely.

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

Fast Facts: President's Budget and Student Aid

February 3, 2015

President Obama’s budget proposes significant changes to federal student aid and repayment programs, but what does it mean for medical students?

Academic Medicine Responds to Immigration Executive Order

February 3, 2017

President Trump Jan. 27 signed an executive order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. The executive order suspends for 90 days (i.e., until April 27, 2017) the “immigrant and nonimmigrant entry” of aliens “from” Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, or those who have traveled to such countries on or after March 1, 2011.

Senate HELP Committee Holds Education Confirmation Hearing

January 19, 2017

The Senate HELP Committee Jan. 17 held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump’s Education Secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos. Much of the panel’s questions focused on K-12 education, but the dialogue also touched on higher education issues of importance to medical schools.

President-elect Taps Under Secretary Shulkin to Head VA

January 13, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump Jan. 11 announced his selection of David Shulkin, M.D., as his nominee for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). Dr. Shulkin currently serves as VA Under Secretary for Health in President Obama’s administration.


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