Save Graduate Education in the USA - Don't let the GOP tax grad student tuition waivers!
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Graduate school is currently only affordable to most students due to tuition waivers, where students are free from paying tuition costs in exchange for a teaching assistantship / research assistantship. The proposed GOP Tax Bill would treat these tuition waivers as taxable income, in effect taxing students who make $25K-$35K a year as if they made $80K. Pursuing a PhD would become next to impossible for all students who are not already independently wealthy. The consequences for American innovation and research advancement would be, to say the least, catastrophic.
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