VDI Co-Lead Organization Pressures Lawmakers to Reauthorize the Higher Education Act

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and many others in the higher education community recently sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to support funding for student aid programs for graduate and professional students as it works toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA). The groups wrote “decisions made by Congress in the past relative to student loans have made graduate and professional education more expensive for students, such as charging them higher interest rates on loans, and eliminating the in-school interest subsidy for graduate students.” The groups also urged Congress to continue funding the Grad PLUS Loan program. AAVMC partners with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Medical Association Executives to lead the Veterinary Debt Initiative.