What expenses qualify for the Education Credits or Education Deduction?

Expenses that qualify are tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at any college, vocational school, or other post-secondary educational institution eligible to participate in the student aid programs administered by the Department of Education.

For the American Opportunity Credit, eligible expenses also include expenses for course materials such as books, supplies and equipment needed for a course of study.

Qualified expenses do not include room and board, student activities, athletics (unless the course is part of the student's degree program), insurance, equipment, transportation, or other similar personal, living, or family expenses.

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