Apparent Relief for Grad Students

Senate and House negotiators meeting this week to craft compromise tax-reform legislation plan to exclude from a final bill some controversial proposals affecting students and colleges, according to multiple reports.

Lawmakers from the two chambers of Congress agreed to drop provisions that would treat graduate student tuition benefits as taxable income and repeal student loan interest deductions. Both provisions were included in House tax legislation passed last month but left out of a bill that narrowly cleared the Senate Dec. 2.

Read more at Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/12/14/some-tax-bill-provisions-opposed-higher-ed-dropped-conference-negotiations