The proposed House GOP tax plan is detrimental to graduate education.
Under the proposed tax plan tuition waivers are to be considered taxable income. Dartmouth tuition will be considered as earned income, increasing your taxable income by ~$50,000/year (Dartmouth 2017-18 Schedule of Charges). Although your stipend would remain the same, you will be in an increased tax bracket, paying taxes on your tuition and stipend as though they were both earned income! Please see below for more information and what you can do about it.
We are calling on all graduate students to contact your representatives!