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There are two tax credits and a tax deduction which pertain to students enrolled in post-secondary education:

  • The Lifetime Learning Credit
  • The American Opportunity tax credit (formerly the Hope Scholarship tax credit)
  • The Tuition and Fees Tax Deduction.

Note: The American Opportunity tax credit only applies to students who have completed less than four years of postsecondary education, and therefore will not apply to students at California Western.

More information on education tax credits can be found on