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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?


House VA Committee Examines Provider Recruitment

March 24, 2017

The House VA Health Subcommittee March 22 held a hearing titled Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA to Recruit and Retain Quality Providers.



President Trump Signs Executive Order on HBCUs

March 3, 2017

President Donald Trump Feb. 28 signed an executive order titled White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


House Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee Hosts Members’ Day Hearing

March 3, 2017

The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee Mar. 1 held its Member’s Day hearing, in which Members of Congress testified about their priorities for fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations under the subcommittee’s jurisdiction.


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