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Learn the ABCs of Higher Education Tax Breaks

Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Back-to-school season is a good time to review the federal tax breaks that are currently available if you or a loved one will be attending college or graduate school this fall. After all, a higher education degree is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make.

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Tags: Education Credits, Higher Education, American Opportunity Credit

4 Tips for Claiming Higher Education Credits

Posted on Fri, Mar 24, 2017

The Internal Revenue Code offers two federal income tax credits for post-secondary education expenses: the American Opportunity credit, and the Lifetime Learning credit. (See "The Basics of Higher Education Credits" at right.)

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Tags: Higher Education, College Expenses, American Opportunity Credit

Educate Yourself about the Tax benefits for higher education

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Attending college or graduate school is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make — and spring is the time schools normally announce who's in and who's out. If you or your child (or grandchild) plans to attend an institution of higher learning in the fall, May 1 is often the deadline for selecting a school.

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Tags: Tuition, student loans, College Expenses, American Opportunity Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit