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What is included in the College Tuition Deduction?

Qualified tuition expenses include only those expenses designated as tuition or mandatory fees required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution.

The amount of your college tuition deduction is limited to qualified tuition expenses paid during the taxable year in connection with an academic term beginning during the same year or during the first three months of the next year.

No deduction is allowed for any amount paid for room and board, books, supplies, equipment, personal living expenses, meals, lodging, travel or research, athletic fees, insurance expenses, or other expenses unrelated to an individual's academic course of instruction.

Also, no deduction is allowed for reimbursements or refunds of qualified tuition and related expenses made by an insurer.

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