If passed, Amended House Bill 1786 could allow volunteer firefighters to retire some student loan debt

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One way to retire some of your student debt could be by becoming a volunteer firefighter.

An amended version of House Bill 1786 is heading to Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives.

The measure incentivizes people to consider alternative careers in order to address a decline in volunteers.

If passed by the house, up to $16,000 in loans would be forgiven for college graduates who serve for four years with either a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue company, or an emergency medical service agency.

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