Student Debt

Today the average student debt at the time of graduation from dental school is $247,227. This is double what it was just 10 years ago. Increase in student debt affects dentist ability to become self employed and help those that are underserved. ASDA has and continues to work towards:

  • Expansion of tax deductibility of interests on educational debt
  • Reduction in student loan interest rates
  • Access to public service loan forgiveness programs
  • loan forgiveness for practicing in underserved area
  • Tax deductions and rebates for dentist practicing in underserved areas
  • Prohibiting compounding of interest during loan repayment and capping of interest rates at time of graduation
  • Protecting private student loan borrowers

For more information on how ASDA is helping with student debt click here.