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Student refunds were not applied to my taxes. I am not married, have no income and am a 3/4 time student.

I should be eligible for the student opportunity deduction.
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Student refunds were not applied to my taxes. I am not married, have no income and am a 3/4 time student.

How old are you? Can someone else claim you as a dependent?
Hal_Al
Level 15

Student refunds were not applied to my taxes. I am not married, have no income and am a 3/4 time student.

There's a new urban myth among college students that says they can get a $1000 from the government just for filing a tax form. For most of them, they simply aren't eligible. A student, under age 24, is only eligible for the refundable portion of the American Opportunity Credit if he supports himself by working. You cannot be supporting yourself on parental support, 529 plans or student loans & grants. You must have actually paid tuition, not had it paid by scholarships & grants. Tuition paid by loans does count. It is usually best if the parent claims that credit .  

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