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If I used designated tuition money from a fellowship to pay for a summer class, does that money count as as a qualified education expense?

 
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KrisD15
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If I used designated tuition money from a fellowship to pay for a summer class, does that money count as as a qualified education expense?

Yes, after you enter the 1098-T, you can enter other expenses, such as book and supplies. Add the cost of the class there. 

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KrisD15
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If I used designated tuition money from a fellowship to pay for a summer class, does that money count as as a qualified education expense?

What was it designated to be used for? Did the summer class count as part of your degree? 

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If I used designated tuition money from a fellowship to pay for a summer class, does that money count as as a qualified education expense?

Thanks so much for the response. The money was designated for tuition for this summer course. However, because the money was given to me directly--and because the class was held at another university, not my home institution--it was not counted under "qualified tuition" on my 1098-T.  It basically looks like the money just went to my pocket for living expenses (which it did not).

 

I am wondering if there is any place on the tax form where I can note that this money was designated as tuition, and that it was used as such?

 

Thanks so much again!

KrisD15
Employee Tax Expert

If I used designated tuition money from a fellowship to pay for a summer class, does that money count as as a qualified education expense?

Yes, after you enter the 1098-T, you can enter other expenses, such as book and supplies. Add the cost of the class there. 

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**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

If I used designated tuition money from a fellowship to pay for a summer class, does that money count as as a qualified education expense?

Thanks so much for helping resolve this!

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