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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 (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: www.aamcaction.org/ShareYourPSLFStory


News and Updates


Secretary DeVos Testifies Before House Education and Labor Committee

April 12, 2019

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos April 10 testified at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing titled, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education.” The hearing considered the Department’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request, as well as other initiatives led by the Department.


AAMC Endorses Senate Conrad 30 Reauthorization and Dream Act

April 5, 2019

The AAMC March 29 endorsed a bill to reauthorize and expand the Conrad 30 J-1 visa waiver program and signed an April 4 higher education community letter endorsing the latest iteration of the Dream Act.


AAMC Endorses Witness Testimony at Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault

April 5, 2019

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee April 2 held a hearing titled “Reauthorizing HEA: Addressing Campus Sexual Assault and Ensuring Student Safety and Rights.”


President Trump Issues Executive Order on Free Speech, Student Loans

March 22, 2019

President Donald Trump March 21 signed an “Executive Order on Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” 


White House Releases Proposal for Higher Education Act Reauthorization

March 22, 2019

The White House March 18 released Proposals for Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA). The administration stated the goal for HEA is to “increase access to affordable, flexible, and innovative postsecondary education and skills attainment to meet the interests and lifelong learning needs of every American.”


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