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Student Debt Support

AEA is working with educators to combat student debt, advocate for urgent relief action from Congress, and elect future leaders who support forgiving student debt and reforming the student loan system.

Americans owe about $1.5 trillion in student debt—a lot more than they owe in credit card debt or home mortgages. It’s a particular problem for educators, who are underpaid compared to similarly educated professionals, and it’s especially severe for educators of color, who typically have more debt when they graduate from college than their white peers.

That's why AEA is fighting to cancel student debt and to expand and protect programs that can help. At the same time, we're also making sure those programs actually work.


Exclusive to AEA members, the NEA Members Insurance Trust is offering one year of no-cost access to the NEA Student Debt Navigator powered by Savi. Use this tool to understand your relief options, file all required paperwork, and talk with experts to get your student loan debt under control. You don’t have to do this alone. It’s easy — log in and try it today:

Degrees Not Debt

Degrees Not Debt is the National Education Association’s campaign to help members navigate the student loan maze and empower them to take action. Learn more about this campaign and check out the toolkits for resources to take action.


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.