How long does its take for an amended tax return to come in????

 I didn't file my Education credit along with the original since there was a delay on the processing of education credits. Now that I have it, I just sent it in and didn't realize that it could not be efiled and has to be mailed in..Anybody have any ideas??  
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    Amended returns on Form 1040X take about 12 weeks to process.
    • I figured that since you have to mail it versus E filing it.. Can you have the amendment direct deposited or does it have to come in the form of a paper check?? Last questions promise! Lol!
      Thanks for your advice and guidance
      Bubba
    • people are saying that they mail you a check, but the last two years that I amended my return I got a direct deposit, but I dont know I guess I will see when its all done
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