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Question: If I pay college tuition and fees with a tax-free scholarship, can I claim an education credit on Form 8863 for those payments?
No, you cannot claim a credit for higher education expenses to the extent that they are paid for by a tax-free scholarship.
- Form 8863 (.pdf), Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits)
- Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education
Category: Child Care Credit, Other Credits
Subcategory: Education Credits