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    Survey: Emerging Professionals, Burgeoning Loan Balances

    By Shervan Sebastian, Manager, Federal Relations

    Architecture school graduates consistently rate the enormous burden of high student loan balances as one of the most daunting obstacles to staying in the profession and developing successful careers.

    That is why the AIA and AIAS are urging Congress to pass legislation like the National Design Services Act (check out the NDSA FAQ here) to help emerging professionals manage their financial burdens.

    To accomplish this goal, it is crucial that advocates make the case to policymakers that current student debt rates are making it harder for recent graduates to get by. To do that, we need to hear from you.

    How is the burden of student loans affecting your career and your bottom line?

    Please take the survey to help the AIA and AIAS make the case that it is a real problem that demands Congress’ attention.

    We appreciate your time and support.

    Look out for much more from the AIA on this topic, including a Student Loan Advocacy Page, a legislative grassroots push and several articles highlighting the impact of financing in higher education.

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