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New SAVE Plan helps Student Loan Borrowers

On August 22, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration launched the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan to help student loan borrowers lower their monthly student loan payments. The SAVE plan is an Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plan which calculates monthly payments based on income and family size. It also prevents student loan debt balances increasing due to unpaid interest. The SAVE plan allows student loan debt to be forgiven after 10-25 years, depending on the amount of the loan balance. The Administration issued a fact sheet about the SAVE plan. More information about the SAVE plan and how to apply can be found on the Federal Student Aid website.

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NASW Members who attended NASW's 2023 Advocacy Day

NASW Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Nearly 100 social workers from 44 states and two U.S. territories attended 143 meetings with Congressional offices in the U.S. House and Senate on June 28, 2023

Read about their advocacy work on behalf of social workers and those they serve

Pioneers at 2023 event

Social Work Pioneers Learn about New Challenges and Community Building

The 2023 NASW Social Work Pioneers program honored members who contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the social work profession.

Learn more about the Pioneer program and the social workers who transformed our profession.

Sarah Butts in front of the Capitol

How NASW Advocates for the Profession

Learn how NASW advocates for social work