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OSU voices opposition to proposed tax on graduate students

Mon, November 27, 2017

Oklahoma State University issued the following statement today from President Burns Hargis and Sheryl Tucker, Vice Provost and Dean of the OSU Graduate College: 

“As you may know, the recently passed U.S. House tax reform bill included the provision to tax graduate student tuition waivers. Oklahoma State University has joined with the voices of graduate and higher education advocacy groups and institutions across the country to oppose this potential tax on graduate students serving in teaching and research positions.  

“As a land-grant university, graduate teaching and research assistants (GTAs and GRAs) are essential to our mission in teaching, research and service. OSU is committed to ensuring that GTA and GRA positions continue as part of the graduate educational experience. 

“Furthermore, OSU supports the rights of our community to have its voices heard. While there are many organized efforts occurring across the country, the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) and the OSU Graduate and Professional Student Government Association (GPSGA) are supporting “Call Congress Day” (https://www.facebook.com/events/1739777652761775??ti=ia).