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Education Credits

Question: Do tuition and related expenses paid to attend a private high school qualify for an education credit?

Answer:

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.

Additional Information:


Category: Child Care Credit, Other Credits
Subcategory: Education Credits

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