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I think I know the answer, but not sure. If you are a cosigner on a student loan, can the cosigner claim the interest or can it only be claimed by the student?

To clarify, my son made the payments, I am just the cosigner.  Thank you!
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I think I know the answer, but not sure. If you are a cosigner on a student loan, can the cosigner claim the interest or can it only be claimed by the student?

A co-signer can claim the interest IF the co-signer actually made the payments---which you say you did not make.  If your son made the payments he can take the deduction for the interest on his own tax return---unless he is still being claimed a dependent or is filing married filing separately--which would disqualify him from using the deduction.

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I think I know the answer, but not sure. If you are a cosigner on a student loan, can the cosigner claim the interest or can it only be claimed by the student?

Thank you !!  Appreciate the quick reply.

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