Higher Education Act (HEA) Reauthorization

Summary: On March 13, 2018, PAEA, in conjunction with the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions, submitted a letter to the Senate opposing the elimination of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and the institution of borrowing limits for Grad PLUS loans as proposed in the PROSPER Act. As HEA reauthorization moves forward in the legislature, the letter requests protection for both sources of federal financial aid to ensure that all aspiring health professions students are able to afford an education that will equip them with the necessary skills to satisfy the nation’s evolving health care needs.