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PhD students, faculty member discuss how tax on graduate school tuition could impact students

Higher education could take big hit under House of Representatives tax plan

WEWS: PhD students Rita Tohme and Zoe Wang, and Daniel Shoag, visiting associate professor in economics, explained how the House of Representatives’ plan to tax graduate students on the full amount of tuition—even in cases in which it is waived for research or teaching—would impact students. “This will make it harder for graduate students to afford current tuition and current vouchers,” Shoag explained.