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Medical Schools and Student Aid

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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).

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News and Updates

AAMC Endorses the POST GRAD Act

June 28, 2019

The AAMC June joined 17 organizations representing medical, professional, and higher education communities in support of the reintroduction of the Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt Act (POST GRAD, H.R. 3418) [See Washington Highlights, June 2, 2017].

Congress Considers Updates to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

June 28, 2019

The AAMC June 21 joined the higher education community in urging Senate leadership to pass the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act, H.R. 1994) and the Tax Relief for Student Success Act (S. 1667).

AAMC Joins Letter Advocating for the Protection of GradPLUS Loans

June 28, 2019

The AAMC June 26 joined 18 other higher education organizations in a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Patty Murray (D-Wash.) advocating for the protection of GradPLUS loans in any effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act [See Washington Highlights, March 22].

House Small Business Committee Holds Hearing on Medical Education Debt

June 14, 2019

The House Small Business Committee June 12 held a hearing, “The Doctor is Out. Rising Student Loan Debt and the Decline of the Small Medical Practice,” addressing the effect of medical student debt on small private practices.

AAMC Joins Higher Education Comments on Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule

May 24, 2019

The AAMC May 21 joined a comment letter led by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) on the Department of Labor (DOL) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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