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Student Loan Repayment Reform

In recent years, the average US student loan debt and delinquency rate have significantly increased. This is mainly due to students’ post-school salaries being too low to sustain their loan payments. Those who go into fields that require postgraduate education and training face even greater financial burdens. For example, today’s OMSs enter the workforce with upwards of $300,000 in student debt to repay. The duty to repay these debts serves as a main deterrent to young OMSs interested in pursuing a career in academics or research, leaving the specialty at risk of too few faculty to train future OMSs and a lack of researchers to develop new treatments. It also alters the locality where young OMSs are willing to practice, leaving rural areas at greater risk of being underserved. 

AAOMS supports legislation to help address the debt repayment burdens faced by today’s students.

Comment Letters
Date

Dental and medical coalition letter in support of the REDI Act

March 19, 2019

Dentistry Coalition Letter in support of Dental Loan Repayment Assistance Act

February 26, 2019

Physician & Dentist Support Letter to Rep. Babin Re: REDI Act

July 31, 2018

Coalition support letter to Rep. Babin re REDI Act (HR 5734)

May 22, 2018

Letter of Support to Rep. Ruiz for HR 2574 - Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future Act

September 26, 2017

ODC Letter of Support to Reps. Garamendi and Fitzpatrick for Introducing the Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act (HR 4001)

September 05, 2017

ODC Letter of Support to House Education and Workforce Committee - Request to Report Favorably of H.R. 1614

April 26, 2017

ODC Comment Letter to Senate HELP Committee - Proposals to Reauthorize and Amend the Higher Education Act of 1965

April 26, 2017

ODC Comment Letter to House Education and Workforce Committee - Proposals to Reauthorize and Amend the Higher Education Act of 1965

April 26, 2017

Coalition Comment Letters to House Education and Workforce Committee - Proposals to Reauthorize and Amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 & Support Letter for H.R. 1615, the Student Loan Refinancing Act

March 24, 2017

Coalition Comment Letter to Senate Finance Committee Re: Support for the Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act (S 536)

March 11, 2015

Coalition Comment Letter to House Members Re: Support for the Student Loan Interest Deduction Act (HR 509)

February 17, 2015

Support Letter to Rep. Petri (R-WI) Re: The ExCEL Act (HR 1716)

June 06, 2015