I participated in a required study abroad program for my college degree. The money I paid is not shown on my 1098-T. Can I deduct this money as an educational expense?
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I participated in a required study abroad program for my college degree. The money I paid is not shown on my 1098-T. Can I deduct this money as an educational expense?

I was required to participate in a semester-long study abroad program for my college degree. The total cost for the study abroad program was $9,000. Two thirds of the funding came from scholarships, but I paid over $3,000 of my own money. The scholarship funds are shown on my 1098-T. The money I paid is not on the 1098-T. Can I deduct the $3,000+ as an educational expense? If so, would this be recorded as “Other Educational Expenses?”


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I participated in a required study abroad program for my college degree. The money I paid is not shown on my 1098-T. Can I deduct this money as an educational expense?

Only tuition and books and supplies required for the course of study are qualified education expenses.  Travel expenses are not eligible. 

Level 15

I participated in a required study abroad program for my college degree. The money I paid is not shown on my 1098-T. Can I deduct this money as an educational expense?

Only tuition and books and supplies required for the course of study are qualified education expenses.  Travel expenses are not eligible. 

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