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NE Graduate Student Kathy Shield creates online calculator to estimate House tax plan increases for grad students

Monday, Dec 4th 2017

Nuclear Engineering Department Graduate Student, Kathy Shield, along with Vetri Velan, a physics graduate student, has created an online calculator to help grad students understand how their taxes will increase should the House tax bill become law.  Under the proposed plan, tuition paid on behalf of a student will become taxable income.  While each student has a unique funding situation, this calculator can help students from all institutions calculate the potential impact to their finances. 

Kathy and Vetri's calculator has gone viral and they have been featured in the Berkeley News, NPR's ScienceFriday, and the New York Times!