Grad students worry about "tuition tax"

UMN graduate students worry over financial impact of GOP tax plan

UMN graduate students worry over financial impact of GOP tax plan

"The Council of Alberta University Students thanks the government for freezing tuition while ensuring institutions are funded appropriately so that budgeting restraints do not impact students", Larson said. Invest in the future.

Experts at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center said in a recent post that "graduate students and workers attending school part-time could see the largest tax increases" under the House plan. One organizer of the nationwide event, Hannah Rasmussen, told CNN they estimate approximately 63 schools in 33 states participated in the demonstrations.

"Tuition waiver" is the term for the provision in current tax code that allows students to exclude tuition costs covered by their university from their taxable income. However, the House bill passed earlier this month ends this tax break.

"I think the kind of position of the Republican lawmakers right now is that people just don't care enough about graduate students to be actively fighting this, and they think they can kind of slip this under the rug and it's just free money to take", she said.

The bill also does away with student loan tax reduction, an additional $2,000 students would fail to collect yearly, Baker said.

For example, under the tax plan a grad student who earns $20,000 a year teaching classes and has $30,000 in tuition and fees waived in exchange would be earning $50,000 a year in the eyes of the IRS. This is the amount these many of these graduates live off of. "This is not a living wage in the Boston area".

Grad Students Would Be Hit By Massive Tax Hike Under House GOP Plan

Elsewhere, students walked out of academic buildings and rallied on quads.

Many students fear that this bill could affect the accessibility of higher education and diversity within universities.

"This legislation, taken in its entirety, would discourage participation in postsecondary education, make college more expensive for those who do enroll, and undermine the financial stability of public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities", ACE President Ted Mitchell wrote.

However, both versions of the plan stand to tax endowments at about 70 universities with endowments of more than $250,000 per student, according to Bloomberg. However, it is now not part of the bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Call your senators. Protest the tax reform bill.

Students are also concerned that having to claim tuition assistance as income would push them into higher tax brackets where they would become ineligible for government assistance through food and childcare programs. With some programs lasting up to a decade, the tax law will make a PhD financially impossible for many of them.

This provision will not be included in the senate's tax plan that's being debated now. As USC Professor David Schwartz added: "Doing this is just a mean-spirited attack on higher education".

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