Public Health and Primary CareCommentary

PROSPER or Not? Potential Medical Education Financing Reforms and Impacts

Jesse R. Richards, DO; Caleb Scheckel, DO; and Jessica R. Newman, DO
Notes and Affiliations
Notes and Affiliations

Accepted: July 5, 2018

Published: February 1, 2019

J Osteopath Med; 119(2): 72-74

Created under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is one of several federal student loan forgiveness programs available to recipients of federal student loans. Through this program, indebted graduates are able to discharge the balance of their federal student loans after making 120 qualified payments while maintaining full time employment for an eligible public service employer. In this health policy Commentary, the authors discussed their recommendations for organizational opposition to the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, which poses a concrete threat to PSLF.

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