Graduate level tuition and service fee waivers that are a benefit of employment are considered taxable income by the IRS.
As a result, graduate assistants and pre-professional graduate assistants in addition to regular employees may see a reduction in take-home pay for the months of October, November and possibly December of the fall semester, and March, April and possibly May of the spring semester.
To find out if you're affected, learn to calculate your potential impact, and how to get assistance, you can:
Here's how to enroll in the Earn course:
- Visit https://go.uillinois.edu/taxes4gas
- For University of Illinois students & employees, click the NetID Login button & use your normal login credentials (requires 2FA)
Under Self-enrollment (Student), click the orange, "Enroll Me" button
- For those that are not students or employees in the University of Illinois System, click the Moodle-Only Login & enter "SMMC" as the passcode to enroll