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I’ve paid tuition to a foreign educational institution. Are these expenses eligible for a deduction or credit?

In general, these expenses will not be deductible or eligible for a credit unless they are accrued from an eligible educational institution.

Qualified expenses are amounts paid for tuition, fees and other related expense for an eligible student that are required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. An eligible educational institution is a school offering higher education beyond high school. It is any college, university, vocational school or other post-secondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program run by the U.S. Department of Education. If you aren’t sure if your school is an eligible educational institution:

• Ask your school if it is an eligible educational institution

• See if your school is on the U.S. Federal Student Aid Code List


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Updated: June 1, 2018

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