The ADA and ASDA are asking you to urge your members of Congress to take action today to support the following bills:
H.R. 2160, the Student Loan Refinancing Act
(Rep. Mark Pocan, D-WI)
H.R. 4122/S. 3658 the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (REDI Act)
(Rep. Brian Babin, R-TX/Senator Jacky Rosen, D-NV)
As you know, graduate student debt has been rising for decades and has risen to the point that today new dentists are starting their careers owing an average of nearly $305,000 in educational debt.
One way to mitigate the unprecedented financial challenges that new dentists face at graduation is to pass legislation that would lower the interest rates and improve the borrowing terms on federal student loans. These bills will not solve the student debt crisis, but they will help offset the unprecedented financial challenges that these essential health care providers face at graduation.
Urge your members of Congress to take action today to support their dentist and dental student constituents with the financial burden of their federal student loans.