Educational Tax Benefits

Educational Tax Benefits

There are several types of Education Tax Benefits available to US Citizens, Resident Aliens, and Resident Aliens for Tax Purposes. Tax credits directly reduce the amount of tax you pay. Tax deductions reduce the amount of your income that is taxed.

All benefits are outlined in the IRS Publication 970 – Tax Benefits for Education.  All students in the above tax filing status(es) are strongly encouraged to review the Publication in its entirety before considering and filing eligibility.

In summary the following tax benefits and tax documents are available to higher education students.

Disclaimer: The Office of the Bursar provides this information to students and parents solely for informational purposes and it is not intended to be tax or legal advice. The ultimate responsibility lies with the tax filer.

For futher information and university resources to assist with understanding university tax forms visit taxes.uchicago.edu.