Question: Do tuition and related expenses paid to attend a private high school qualify for an education credit?
No. Expenses paid to attend a private high school do not qualify for an education credit because a high school is not an eligible educational institution.
In general, an eligible educational institution is an accredited college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution. In addition, in order to be an eligible educational institution, the school must be eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the Department of Education.
- Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education
- Form 8863 (.pdf), Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits)
Category: Child Care Credit, Other Credits
Subcategory: Education Credits