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, the educational institution must be eligible to participate in a federal financial student aid program administered by the Department of Education to be considered an eligible educational institution.
- 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