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Important information about employee parking fee payments

Jan. 4, 2018—Employee parking fees will become an after-tax deduction effective January 2018 due to new federal tax law.

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Statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Dec. 20, 2017—“The tax bill passed by Congress today rightly excludes draconian proposals that would have made college more expensive for students and families. In particular, we appreciate that Sen. Lamar Alexander recognized the negative impact specific provisions would have on the mission of higher education and worked to mitigate that impact…  

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What’s On My Mind: Tax reform

Dec. 14, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos explores some key points of the effects of proposed tax reform legislation on higher education, students and families in this week's edition of "What's On My Mind."

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What’s On My Mind: A Legacy of Courage

Dec. 7, 2017—Chancellor Zeppos' debut MyVU column talks about the lessons we learned — and continue to learn — from Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, and the university's advocacy efforts to protect scholarships and research in the tax bills advancing in Congress.

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Infographic: Tax reform’s impact on student financial aid

Nov. 29, 2017—Under Congress' current tax reform proposal, Vanderbilt's endowment would lose an estimated $7 million per year, equal to 104 full scholarships.

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Zeppos: Don’t reform taxes on the backs of students

Nov. 29, 2017—Tax reform legislation currently proposed by the U.S. House and Senate will undercut financial aid efforts at universities around the country, while provisions to the House legislation will make it more expensive for students to pursue post-secondary education and eliminate a provision allowing universities to provide tax-free tuition reimbursements for dependents of employees, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in the "Tennessean."

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Chancellor shares letter with federal lawmakers regarding Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Nov. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University, through the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Federal Relations, today shared an official letter with members of the Tennessee delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos outlining the university’s deep concerns with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the current tax reform plan under consideration in Washington by federal lawmakers.

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Chancellor Zeppos weighs in on The Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Nov. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has issued the following statement regarding The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the House tax reform package.

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Chancellor advocating to protect scholarships, research in tax debate

Nov. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University, through the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Federal Relations, is working to make its voice heard on Capitol Hill about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the current tax reform plan being considered by lawmakers. Vanderbilt University has serious concerns with the bill, particularly provisions that could erode support for graduate students and affect financial aid.

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