Treating Tuition Waivers as Income

We discuss a provision of the proposed Trump tax bill that treats tuition waivers as income, and asks what the impact of those changes would be for graduate students.


Donnell Butler is the Pahara-Aspen education fellow and the Senior Associate Dean for Planning and Analysis of Student Outcomes at Franklin & Marshall College. Donnell earned his doctorate in sociology from Princeton University.

Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen

Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine(2017 University of Minnesota Press).

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