As the price of education continues to skyrocket, it is becoming more and more difficult for graduates to free themselves of debt. National Health Service Corps has recognized this struggle, offering student loan repayment incentives under the Public Health Service Act to health service providers (but not PTs). With average student loan debt estimated at $96,149, it is vital that PTs work to be included.
Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act (H.R.1426 ), which would include physical therapy within the definition of “primary health services” for purposes of the National Health Service Corps, needs more support to be enacted. Learn more here.