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rjturk
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Can the premium of mandatory health coverage required by a university to attend it be deductible as a school expense?

My daughter has a medical insurance coverage thru TRICARE (this did not meet the mandatory university requirements for health coverage to attend) We purchased a student health insurance through the university health plan. Could the premium be considered a deductible student expense which is not covered by her scholarship?

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CarolynM
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Can the premium of mandatory health coverage required by a university to attend it be deductible as a school expense?

Unfortunately, no. Premiums for mandatory health coverage are not a school expense. 

The IRS has specifically ruled that insurance is not a qualifying educational expense. 

For more information, follow this link: IRS on Education

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CarolynM
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Can the premium of mandatory health coverage required by a university to attend it be deductible as a school expense?

Unfortunately, no. Premiums for mandatory health coverage are not a school expense. 

The IRS has specifically ruled that insurance is not a qualifying educational expense. 

For more information, follow this link: IRS on Education

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