Debt Management

A medical education is a large investment and often comes with significant student loan debt. You must prepare now so that you are able to successfully manage your student loan repayment after school.
The links below provide information and tools to help you manage your finances during and after medical school.
In addition, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has a variety of financial information and resources for medical students. Visit their FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, and Tools) site.  The COM OSFA strongly recommends that you use the Medloans Organizer and Calculator. It’s a great tool to track your loans now and to project repayment scenarios in the future, both during and after residency.

Monitor Your Credit

You should monitor your credit, as your credit history can affect your ability to own a home and get a job. You can request a free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. Request your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com. The free reports are part of a national program to help consumers protect their identity and personal information.
Major National Credit Reporting Agencies
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www.transunion.com www.equifax.com www.experian.com

Loan Repayment Programs

Some service programs will repay your student loans on your behalf in exchange for a service commitment.  See the Service Awards page for more information.

Learn to Budget

To successfully repay your student loans, you must be able to budget your monthly expenses effectively. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) personal finances includes budgeting basics.

Use the fillable Monthly Budget Worksheet available through AAMC to help assist with budgeting your expenses.

With the AAMC Financial Wellness program, account holders will have free access to financial calculators, articles, and videos to create a budget, track spending, create financial goals, and enhance your knowledge about credit, financial planning, money management, and more.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

FedLoan Servicing hosted a webinar for medical/health profession students that provided an overview of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program..

Topics covered included:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Eligible Public Service Organizations
  • Repayment Options; and Employment Certification.

You can listen to the webinar recording here.