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Here's How The New Tax Plan Could Hurt Graduate Students

The new House tax bill introduced by Republicans outlines a plan to end the tax exemptions for tuition waivers and tax endowments made to colleges and universities.
Source: Hanna Barczyk for NPR

The new tax plan introduced by House Republicans could have negative implications for universities, graduate students and those with student loans.

Many grad students — especially in Ph.D. programs — receive tuition waivers in exchange for teaching classes or doing research. Under current law, that money isn't to be counted as income and subjected to income taxes.

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