Statement on Tax Reform And Impact On Tuition Waivers

The American College Health Association (ACHA) expresses concern over the possible repeal of the tax exemption of tuition waivers for graduate students serving as teaching and research assistants. This exemption is critical to provide the financial stability needed for many students to complete their educational goals. As the leading advocate for the health and well-being of America’s college students, ACHA believes that this change to the tax code would create an immediate crisis for the well-being and mental health of the thousands of students who rely on this exemption. ACHA urges Congress to maintain this exemption, which will help to assure continued access to graduate education for all of America’s college students and facilitate a future of individual and collective health and success.