Take Action to Keep Graduate Education Affordable!

We must ensure that the final version of the tax bill does not tax tuition waivers!

The House Tax Bill would tax graduate students’ tuition waivers, making graduate school unaffordable for many. The Senate Bill did not include this provision.

As the House and Senate work to reconcile their bills, it’s vital that you tell your Members of Congress that you oppose the House version.

Call or write your Members of Congress TODAY.

Learn more about the proposal to tax tuition waivers here.


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Thank you for taking action to prevent Congress from taxing waived tuition!

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Thank you for taking my call! I'm a constituent from [city/town] and I am calling today in support of keeping graduate studies affordable.

I am concerned that House version of the tax bill would make tuition waivers for graduate students subject to income tax, significantly increasing graduate students’ tax burden. As the tax bill goes to conference, I support the removal of this provision. I hope that the Representative/Senator will do everything they can to support graduate education and stop this provision from becoming law...Do you know what the Representative/Senator's position is on this issue?

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*Note: In all, please try to keep the conversation to just a few minutes.*