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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


House to Consider Immigration, DACA Legislation

June 15, 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced that the House of Representatives would vote the week of June 18 on a broad immigration package and a more conservative proposal from House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).


AAMC Testifies Before House VA Panel Regarding VA Research Partnerships

May 18, 2018

Paul Klotman, MD, president, chief executive officer, and executive dean of the Baylor College of Medicine, testified at a May 17 joint hearing of the House VA Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations titled “VA Research: Focusing on Funding, Findings, and Partnerships.” In his testimony, Dr. Klotman highlighted the benefits, value, and innovations that result from VA research collaborations with medical schools as well as academic affiliations broadly. 


House, Senate Committees Explore VA Legislative and Budget Proposals

May 11, 2018

Two House Committees May 8 held markups and advanced legislation on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issues.


House VA Chair Introduces Revised Choice 2.0 Legislation

May 4, 2018

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Phil Roe, MD, (R-Tenn.) May 3 introduced new legislation to revise the existing Veterans Choice Program.


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.”


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