Sinema-Backed Bill Helps Ease Arizonans’ Student Loan Debt

Mar 4, 2019

Senator’s bipartisan legislation incentivizes employers to help employees pay off student loans

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced the bipartisan Employer Participation in Repayment Act, which allows employers who help their employees pay off student loans to receive a tax exemption.

“Student loan debt should not stop Arizonans from getting the skills they need to build better lives. For me, education was the key to opportunity, and I will continue working to make college and job training more accessible for all Arizonans,” said Sinema.

According to a 2018 survey, one third of Arizona students graduate with an average of $24,000 in student loan debt. Sinema championed the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act in the House in 2017.