Social Work Reinvestment Initiative: Loan Repayment
- GCSW Student Association
- Texas State Representatives and Senators
- United States of America
As social work professionals, students and faculty, there is a need to provide assistance with student loan repayment as a way to reinvest in the profession of Social Work. Student debt is a burden to new professionals in the workforce and loan forgiveness / repayment provides opportunities to relocate to underserved areas without the financial constraints of loan repayment.
Social workers on average have about $40,000 in school loans by the time they finish their education, requiring about 10 years to pay off the debt. There are few loan repayment programs for social work students in Texas. Moreover, the low starting salaries that most social workers receive is not enough to pay back any student loans.
Join us, www.naswtx.org, in our efforts.
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to provide opportunities for loan forgiveness/repayment for social workers.
Support the social work profession by enacting legislation to provide loan repayment for social workers in Texas.
The Social Work Reinvestment Initiative: Loan Repayment petition to Texas State Representatives and Senators was written by GCSW Student Association and is in the category Education at GoPetition.